Reports: Barca Eye Shock Move For Real Star
Reports: FC Barcelona Eye Shock Move For Real Madrid Star
FC Barcelona are reportedly plotting a shock bid for one of Real Madrid's up-and-coming stars.
According to Diario Gol, the Blaugrana have identified Los Blancos' Marco Asensio as a possible alternative to Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho.
The Spanish publication report's stated that the Catalan giants are contemplating whether or not to activate the 21-year-old's £72 million (R1.25 billion) release clause.
Barcelona's new manager Ernesto Valverde is said to be a big fan of the young Spaniard, and wants the club to try to lure him away from their rivals.
Asensio is considered to be one of Europe's top young talents but could struggle for regular game time in the coming campaign as he will be competing with the likes of Isco, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lucas Vasquez for a place in Zinedine Zidane's starting XI.
The Blaugrana are said to be desperate to bring in an attacker this season after selling Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee last week.
The Spaniard joined Los Blancos in 2015 for a fee of £3.15 million (R55 million), but was then loaned out to Espanyol for a season.
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