Marco Asensio is willing to take a pay cut to join Liverpool from Real Madrid this summer.
TUTTOmercatoWEb claims that the forward would happily lower his demands for a “convincing project,”.
With that in mind, Asensio has reportedly had ‘very positive’ talks with AC Milan. However, it is reported that Real Madrid would prefer to sell to a Premier League club – namely Liverpool, Arsenal or Newcastle United.
Real are also said to be open to accepting a bid between £21.3m and £25.6m due to Asensio’s unwillingness to accept a new contract.
Affordable, but unlikely for Liverpool
Asensio potentially could be a good signing for Liverpool. With figures being talked about, he wouldn’t break the bank.
Salary Sport estimates that the Spain international makes about £117k per week. He could be a squad player for Liverpool if he would lower this a bit.
But taking a chance on guys simply because they are they’re and available is not Liverpool’s style.
There seems to be no obstacle preventing the Reds from signing Asensio if they truly want him. He’s available and is eager to join on fair conditions.
The 26-year-old would fit a few requirements, and Liverpool could need a back-up for Mohamed Salah.
But as everyone is aware, The Reds are meticulous in how they build their team. There are no impulsive decisions, but if they choose Asensio, it can feel a little bit like one.
Liverpool should be expected to stay out of this one. Their signing is heavily influenced by analytics, therefore statistics like Asensio’s data on pressing would not point to him as a good fit.
Even if it can’t be completely ruled out, it would be a little surprising if Asensio ended up playing for Liverpool.