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Asensio refused to join Milan or Tottenham this summer -report

Both clubs tried to sign Asensio on a loan deal this past summer but the player chose to stay and earn Ancelotti’s trust, according to MARCA.

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Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio had the chance to join either Tottenham or Milan this past summer but ultimately decided to stay in the Spanish capital, according to a report from MARCA. The attacker hasn’t been his former self ever since he suffered an ACL injury two years ago but he chose to bet on himself and try to earn Ancelotti’s trust this season, per that same report.

It won’t be easy for Asensio to play meaningful minutes this season, as he seems to be behind Bale, Hazard, Vinicius and even Rodrygo on the depth chart. Ancelotti has used him as a central midfielder in the last two games but he will also have one more player competing for that spot after the club signed Eduardo Camavinga.

All things considered, it probably made sense for Asensio to accept a loan deal so that he can play consistently every week in order to regain confidence and form, but he feels he can achieve that kind of role in Madrid this year also.

This is quite possibly Asensio’s most important season since he joined Real Madrid in 2016. It’s now time for him to prove he can be the player he was expected to be, so it will be crucial for Asensio to take advantage of every opportunity he gets.