Arsenal has made touch with Real Madrid about a £35 million signing to replace Martin Odegaard.
Arsenal is aiming to strengthen their team before the transfer deadline.
Arsenal will pursue a deal to recruit Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Asensio as they look to enhance their offensive options at the Emirates Stadium. This summer, the Gunners have already made a slew of acquisitions.
Mikel Arteta’s team got off to the worst possible start in the Premier League when they were defeated by newly promoted Brentford on the opening day.
Arsenal lacked creativity in west London, as the team struggled to create chances as the Brentford defense kept them at bay.
Prior to this weekend’s round of matches, Arsenal announced the acquisitions of Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale, who will provide much-needed reinforcements.
Last season, Odegaard impressed on loan at Arsenal and was signed permanently to provide Arteta with some much-needed inventiveness in midfield.
Arsenal could be on the verge of raiding Los Blancos once more in order to sign Asensio, a fellow midfielder.
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According to Fichajes, a number of Premier League clubs are interested in signing the 25-year-old, but the Gunners are the most intrigued.
According to The Mirror, Arsenal executives have already spoken with their counterparts at Real Madrid, and the Gunners are eager to reach an agreement.
Real have not expressed an interest in selling the player, but would consider doing so if a bid of approximately £35 million was made.
Arsenal may face competition for Asensio’s signature, with Liverpool and Tottenham rumored to be interested.
The Spaniard joined Real from Mallorca in 2015, where he played 56 times in La Liga 2 as a teenager.
He was promptly loaned to Espanyol, where he made an impression in his single season with the club, scoring four goals and adding 13 assists in 34 La Liga appearances.
Asensio returned to Real Madrid ahead of the 2016/17 season and has established himself as a key member of a star-studded squad.
He went on to score 37 goals in 194 games for the Spanish giants, including the game-winning goal in the 2017 Champions League final against Juventus.
The midfielder, who has 26 caps for Spain, was also a member of the Real Madrid team that defeated Liverpool in the 2018 Champions League final.
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