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The Ascendance Of Asensio

Marco Asensio is quickly being hailed as the next big player to enter the world class bracket but at 21 the question must be asked, where has he been?

This is the summer of the £100m teenager with Dembele and Mbappe both needing eye watering transfers to prize them away from Dortmund and Monaco. At 21 Asensio is positively ancient in comparison but is only now being talked about in a similar way.

Asensio has scored 4 goals in 6 appearances and caught the eye in the absence of a banned Cristiano Ronaldo but make no mistake Asensio has been very much in Zidanes plans since his successful loan spell at Espanyol where he scored 4 goals and created 10.

Last season was all about Asensio integrating into Madrids system and the midfielder managed 3 goals and 2 assists in just 11 starts.

Asensio seems to be getting used to his superstar status.

Asensio recently said “Zidane told me that since Messi, he had never seen a left foot like mine.

With Asensio declaring that Messi was a “piece of a footballer”

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