Benzema’s colleague, Marco Asensio also managed to carve his name on the list of Spanish League hat-trick scorers this season. Asensio did this when Real Madrid party 6-1 against Real Mallorca in the sixth week. (AFP/Oscar Del Pozo)
Real Madrid have warned Marco Asensio that he will be sold this summer if he refuses to extend his contract before June 30.
Marco Asensio has entered the final 18 months of his contract at Real Madrid and has yet to sign an extension. Arsenal and Liverpool are ready to sign him if he doesn’t sign.
According to Sport , Real Madrid are desperate to keep Asensio and have offered him a new contract at the same salary as his current one, but with the opportunity to earn an additional €1.5 million per year in bonuses.
Asensio claims he wants a raise.
Real Madrid , however, are not prepared to meet his demands and have warned Marco Asensio that his current offer will last until June 30, after which he will be sold if he does not accept it.
Want to go? Please! Mastering the game, Real Madrid just won 1-0 in the second half in the 63rd minute. Marco Asensio scored a goal through a curling kick that was unable to be blocked by Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco. (AP/Manu Fernandez)
Although they would like to keep Asensio, Real Madrid are happy to part with the Spaniard if necessary, and they will capitalize on links to Liverpool and Arsenal if they do.
Real Madrid are looking to strengthen their attack with deals for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland this summer, and letting Asensio off the hook would help their ambitions.
At the moment, Asensio is not one of the players that Real Madrid want to sell. In contrast, Luka Jovic, Mariano Diaz and Eden Hazard could leave, while Gareth Bale, Isco and Marcelo will be allowed to leave when their contracts expire this summer.