Newcastle United have reportedly tabled a €25 million bid to sign 26-year-old Spanish forward Marco Asensio from Real Madrid this summer.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Newcastle United are ramping up their efforts to sign Marco Asensio in the summer transfer window. The Magpies have submitted an offer worth €25 million to prise the 26-year-old forward away from Real Madrid, who will look to recoup €30 million for him.

Marco Asensio’s future at Real Madrid is suddenly engulfed in uncertainty as he has entered the final year of his contract. The Spanish international, who ended the 2021/22 season as Real Madrid’s third-highest scorer behind Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr. with 12 goals in 42 outings, finds himself looking for a new destination.

Real Madrid and Asensio have reached an impasse over the terms of a new contract, and recent reports have claimed that Los Blancos will not offer a deal to him. The Merengues are now ready to cash in on the 26-year-old in the summer transfer window, with Newcastle United one of his prospective suitors.

The Magpies are continuing their squad rebuild in the summer transfer window and have already made some significant signings. But they are yet to address the attacking unit, either by signing a new striker of a winger, leaving Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe in a spot of bother.

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The Newcastle manager currently has just two reliable attackers in Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson, meaning he needs a new right-winger and a striker to be competitive in the 2022/23 season. Asensio has thus emerged as a viable target for the Tyneside outfit, with recent reports claiming they are in contact with the Real Madrid forward.

The Magpies have now stepped up their efforts to secure the services of the 26-year-old, submitting an offer worth €25 million to sign him. But Newcastle’s bid falls short of Real Madrid’s €30 million price tag, meaning the two clubs will be involved in a negotiating battle in the coming days.

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It will be interesting to see if Real Madrid will wilt under Newcastle United’s pressure and agree to sell Asensio in a €25 million deal. For now, the 26-year-old Spanish forward is closing in on leaving Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

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