Real Madrid have rejected a €50m offer from Liverpool for Marco Asensio, according to sources in Spain.
Asensio has emerged as one of Europe’s most promising young playmakers this season and he has attracted the interest of several sides across the Continent.
According to a report on Cadena COPE, which was confirmed by AS, Liverpool are keen on the Spaniard and offered €50m to sign him. However, Real Madrid have no intention of selling the youngster, while the player himself is not considering leaving the Bernabeu.
Indeed, the youngster impressed so much that Bayern’s sporting director Michael Reschke claimed the club “should build a monument” for whoever signed Asensio for €3.5m from Real Mallorca.
The Spanish international has stepped up to fill the void left by Gareth Bale’s increasingly lengthy absences through injury, starting 13 games and featuring as a substitute on many more occasions.