Liverpool in pole position to sign No.11 Spain international

Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly both interested in sealing the transfer of Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio as his future seems in major doubt. Los Blancos could be prepared to let the struggling Spain international leave after his dip in form, with both Reds and Gunners seemingly prepared to pay nearly £54m to snap him up.

Marco was once regarded as one of the most exciting teenagers in Europe, but injuries have hampered his progress in recent times and it may now be that he’ll never quite live up to his enormous potential.

Still, it’s also unsurprising that big teams like Reds and Gunners might be willing to gamble on him, as Asensio could be a huge asset for them if he could get back to his best. The 24-year-old forward still has time to turn things around and get his career back on track, and he could be particularly useful to the London giants right now.

Arsenal are lacking spark in attack after deciding to leave Mesut Ozil out of their squad this campaign, and the Spanish winger could in theory be an upgrade on flop wide-forwards like Willian and Nicolas Pepe as well.

Reds, meanwhile, might benefit from more depth up front, especially with Roberto Firmino struggling for goals this campaign, while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane might need more chances to rest after playing so many matches at such a high level in recent years.

Spain international’s a very talented player and for the right price, one that the Merseyside giants would sign. But they’re not unique in that for the right price, most clubs would sign him. But it’s definitely true that the Reds pay big money for footballers that Jurgen Klopp and the club see as key.