MANCHESTER, NETRALNEWS.COM – The shocking news comes from Manchester United (MU). In order to get Real Madrid star, Marco Asensio, MU is ready to disburse funds worth GBP177 million (IDR3.1 trillion).
The exorbitant fund is to get the former Espanyol player's services in the summer of 2018.
As reported from Manchester Evening News, Red Devils manager, Jose Mourinho, asks the management to bring in Marco Asensio, because Mourinho will make the Spanish national team player becomes mainstay of MU in the future.
If realized the value will break the Manchester United's transfer record previously held by Paul Pogba. Manchester United poured GBP89 million to recruit Pogba from Juventus in the summer transfer market in 2016.
However, Manchester United's intention to bring Asensio will find a winding road because the new player has just extended his contract with Madrid until June 30, 2023.
In addition, Marco Asensio is one of the young players who become the mainstay of Zinedine Zidane in Real Madrid in 2017-2018 season.
Real Madrid spent EUR3 million (IDR47 billion) in July 2015 to acquire Marco Asensio from Real Mallorca. In this season, the player born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, has gained seven goals and two assists in various events.