Manchester United offered the chance to sign €30m versatile attacker

According to The Telegraph, Manchester United has been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio this summer.

The Red Devils are keen to strengthen their offensive line before the transfer deadline. The main goal is Ajax’s Antony, but he will cost roughly €100 million.

The Brazilian is thought to be anxious to transfer to Old Trafford in the coming days, and United are hopeful that they can persuade Ajax to sell him.

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In the middle of this, it is said that Asensio is available on the transfer market for €30 million, and United has already been offered the chance to sign him this summer.

Contact was made from his representatives before the Casemiro deal with Madrid, but United’s main priority is to sign Antony with PSV’s Cody Gakpo being the alternative.

It is unlikely that United will attempt to sign Asensio, as things stand.

Asensio would be a handy rotation option for United

Asensio started his Madrid career in an exciting fashion, but over the past few years, he has not progressed as predicted. A long-term knee injury hampered him in 2019/2020.

He is no longer a regular starter for Madrid under manager Carlo Ancelotti, and there are no surprises that the club wants to sell him with less than a year left on his contract

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United have been handed the opportunity to land his services, but they could be better off pursuing players that fit into the system of new manager Erik ten Hag.

Back in 2020, we saw the club sign Donny van de Beek from Ajax, who was constantly ignored by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He was not in the plans of the Norwegian.

If they pursue Asensio, the outcome may be similar. United should prioritize a move for Antony first. It would not be surprising if the club also signs Gakpo.

If United requires another winger, Asensio might yet join them. This scenario may play out if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves and Ten Hag opts to start Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial up top.

The Spaniard is unquestionably superior to the novice Anthony Elanga. Asensio can play on either wing and would be a strong contender for the number 10 spot.

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