Already in 2017/18, Marco Asensio has proven to Real Madrid that he is a world class talent and, despite signing for just over 4 million euros, the Spaniard is the club’s next Galactico.
The emergence of the Balearic Islander is the best thing to have happened at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this summer and the youngster demonstrated against Valencia that he can step up and be the hero in the absence of the leadership of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos.
With four goals to his name this campaign, Asensio has graduated from his status of prospect to being confirmed as one of European football’s hottest talents.
It is more than the number of goals he has scored, but the manner in which they have come. He scored two sensational strikes in the Supercopa against Barcelona,
as well as two excellent goals in the recent 2-2 draw at home to Valencia.
On the biggest stage, Asensio delivers and when his team need a leader he has shown that he is capable of stepping up.
Having fired Real ahead with a fine goal at the weekend, he then delivered the equaliser with a late free-kick as Los Blancos struggled to make their dominance count.
There are few, if any, at Real Madrid who doubt the youngster’s ability and his transformation from supporting actor to star in a matter of months has been breathtaking.
Real Madrid have increased his release clause to 500m euros and his salary to 4.5m euros per annum, multiplying his pay by four since he first arrived in the capital.