Mateu Alemany wants Aston Villa to push for the services of the 27-year-old Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio.

According to Marca, Aston Villa are keen on having Marco Asensio in their ranks. The 27-year-old is an integral part of the Real Madrid first team. However, his contract situation hasn’t been sorted yet and he could be available as a free agent after the end of the ongoing season.

Asensio came through the ranks at RCD Mallorca before joining Real Madrid in the summer of 2015. He slowly made it to the Los Blancos’ first team and managed to have an instant impact.

He went from strength to strength in the initial years. However, injuries didn’t help his cause and the 27-year-old’s game time started to gradually decline. In the ongoing season, he has featured in a total of 46 matches and has been involved in 19 goals.

He hardly featured in the first half of the season but things took a turn in the second half as Carlo Ancelotti started using him as a super-sub. And, the Spain international delivered every time he took to the pitch. On the back of his recent performances, Madrid are pushing for a contract renewal.

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While his agent Jorge Mendes rejected the first proposal, reports suggest that things are heading in the right direction in terms of renewal. However, nothing is certain at this point in time. And, Mendes has received a few offers from elsewhere.

Aston Villa are keen on having him in their ranks. Barcelona managing director Mateu Alemany who will take charge as the Sports Director of Aston Villa wants them to sign Marco Asensio. Alemany believes he could help them take the next step.

Unai Emery has done great since taking over and now he wants to push for a top-four spot next season. As a result, he is looking to add more quality to his ranks. Both Alemany and Emery are on the same page when it comes to bringing Asensio to Villa Park. They have already informed the owners of the club.

And, as per reports, Villa are all set to offer him an €8 million-a-year contract. The 27-year-old earns around €4 million-a-year at Madrid and given the fact that Villa are ready to double, it will be interesting to see where he ends up playing his football next season.

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