Liverpool ready to swoop for Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio in January after £26m star 'snubs Tottenham'

LIVERPOOL seem set to bid forReal Madrid ace Marco Asensio.

According to Todofichajes, the Reds will offer £26milliom in January for the midfielder who allegedly snubbed Tottenham this summer.

The 25-year-old has reportedly fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu this season and wants a fresh start to relaunch his career, fichajes claim.

And there's space for him at Anfield following the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum, who joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this summer.

If the Kop giants are successful in securing Asensio's services, it will be a huge blow to their Premier League rivals Spurs.

The North London outfit had been keen to make the ex-Mallorca star one of their key players under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo, according to Marca.

But the Spaniard turned down the opportunity to play at White Hart Lane, or at the San Siro as AC Milan were also hot on his heels.

Earlier this summer, it emerged that Spurs' bitter rivals Arsenal were in pole position to land Asensio.


Reports claimed that Madrid were willing to let the Gunners have him for £34m.

Asensio was on the verge of becoming a household name at Madrid before a horrific cruciate ligament injury hampered his career in 2019.

Despite being sidelined for the last few campaigns he did manage to get back into the first team last season.

Asensio made 48 appearances in total last term, scoring seven times and laying on two assists.

Since joining Real he has won two LaLiga titles and a pair of Champions League trophies.

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