Barcelona Snubbed Chance To Sign Real Madrid Wonderkid

Having hammered home Madrid's third from the edge of the box at Camp Nou, it took Asensio just four minutes to beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen from even further out in Madrid, firing in a wonderful 25-yard strike that left the German goalkeeper flat-footed.

Let me start by saying that I am a massive fan of the attacking midfielder.

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Meet the next big thing in world soccer - Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, who is quickly becoming Real's second best player and one of the world's best.

Hence, Asensio is a viable target for the Gunners, with his eye for goal, pacy outlet and dribbling ability potentially making him a unsafe proposition for opposition defenders in the Premier League.

Born in Palma in 1996, Asensio's first taste of top level football was when he joined hometown club RCD Mallorca in 2006.

He shone once again but this time in La Liga, netting four times and picking up 15 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions.

"His idol as a child was always Zinedine Zidane, he used to have a huge picture of him on his wall".

Betis lost star player Dani Ceballos to Real Madrid earlier this summer, but the Seville-based side have been active in the transfer market, signing Mexican global Andres Guardado, former Barcelona winger Cristian Tello and ex-Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia. The club have done one promising piece of business, however, following the acquisition of centre-back Fabian Schar from Hoffenheim.

Many Cules had lost all hope of a victory after the first goal, but their worries go deeper than just the Spanish Super Cup.

So what would Marco Asensio bring to Arsenal?

Of course, any chance Arsenal have of signing the 21-year-old hinges on whether he would actually want to leave the Bernabeu should the Gunners or anyone else formally trigger the clause.

The new La Liga season arrives with Madrid finding themselves in much of the same fluent form that Zidane's charges finished last term in.

He played primarily at right-back last term and acquitted himself well.

Asensio's skill and creative talents would make him the ideal successor to Ozil, and maybe even bring an element that the Arsenal midfielder has yet to show.

Nevertheless, with Sanchez no closer to signing a renewal with the North London club, the player's departure is now more a question of when than if at the present moment. He thrives against big teams, something Ozil is yet to do at The Emirates.

The '#TotsSomBarcelona" hashtag, which translates as "We Are All Barcelona', will also be emblazoned across the front of the famous first-team shirt for their league opener at Camp Nou. With his pace, vision, dribbling, and eye for goal, he has everything required to be a devastating player in that position.

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