It is never easy for young players to break into a big club, and Real Madrid is certainly no exception. With that thought in mind, the play of Marco Asensio throughout the rest of the 2016-17 campaign will have a major effect on the midfielder’s future at the Bernabeu.
Signed in late 2014, the 21-year-old made quite an impression on the Real Madrid faithful to start the current term. His long-range stunner against Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup was absolutely mesmerising, showcasing Asensio’s incredible talents and power.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury at Euro 2016 saw Real Madrid’s superstar begin the new season slowly, opening up a wonderful opportunity for Asensio. The Spanish international made the most of his chances, and has scored three goals in 15 La Liga appearances.
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As compared to other midfielders in the squad, Real and Zinedine Zidane seem prepared to keep Asensio.
But with others possibly moving on, the youngster has a tremendous opening to play his way into a starting role.
Development and evolution will see his game rise, but Marco Asensio’s form to finish this season could change much around him at Real Madrid.