Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio: 'Neymar leaving Barcelona for PSG is strange'

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio: 'Neymar leaving Barcelona for PSG is strange'

It didn't happen with Barça and I'm thrilled to be with Real Madrid and to defend their shirt.

"I have a price and I do not think that I move from here", Asensio added.

"He was an important player for them and [the fact] that they could not keep him is a little odd". No, I would not go to PSG.

"In the end it is about fate", Asensio said. They were hard days.

Messi: "Zidane told me, since Messi, he hasn't seen a left foot like mine. When [agent] Horacio [Gaggioli] called and said Real Madrid were interested in me, I told him I only wanted to play there".

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Paulo Dybala has reiterated his commitment to Juventus and he has never thought of joining Barcelona despite media rumours. The Juventus forward also admitted that playing against Messi will be a hard task.

Marco Asensio has refused to confirm whether Barcelona made a €150m (£135,2m, $179.4m) offer to lure him away from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window - but did confirm that some clubs expressed interest in his signature.

Asked to compile a player from the assets of other world stars, Asensio included Madrid teammates Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Toni Kroos. "Right: Cristiano. Heading: Ramos". Intelligence, Kroos. Playing long balls, Kroos.

Real took advantage of the situation to lure him to the Bernabeu only months later with Asensio having since emerged as one of the most promising players in Europe. The Real Madrid midfielder spoke about making his debut, settling into life in the capital and the hard task of choosing to play for either Spain or Holland. I was chatting to him for a while, then he passed me onto the national team coach who told me he wanted me at all costs.

Despite the Argentinian scoring more goals last campaign than his Portuguese counterpart, finishing the 2016-17 season with 54 strikes, Federation Internationale de Football Association have still chose to award the title of the game's best player to Ronaldo.

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