(MENAFN) Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio has confirmed his departure from the Spanish giants at the conclusion of his contract in June. In a heartfelt video posted on social media, Asensio revealed his decision to embark on a new direction and seek a fresh project where he can pursue new goals. Expressing mixed emotions, he spoke about his deep connection with Real Madrid, describing the club as his passion, dream, and ultimate goal since a young age. Asensio acknowledged the privilege of realizing his dream during the remarkable years he spent at the club.
Although the Spanish international did not disclose his next destination, various reports have linked him to French champions Paris Saint-Germain. The 27-year-old winger initially joined Real Madrid from Real Mallorca in 2014, spending a loan spell at Espanyol before making his official debut for Los Blancos in August 2016. Throughout his tenure at the club, Asensio achieved great success, winning La Liga and the Champions League on three occasions each. Furthermore, he secured the Copa del Rey this season, marking his first triumph in the competition. In total, Asensio contributed 61 goals in 285 appearances for Real Madrid.
Although Asensio often made a significant impact when coming off the bench, he struggled to establish himself as a regular starter for the team. Despite his explosive talent and valuable contributions, he faced stiff competition within the squad and was unable to cement a permanent place in the starting lineup. As he bids farewell to Real Madrid, Asensio leaves behind a legacy of memorable moments and a collection of major titles. Now, he sets his sights on a new chapter in his career, eagerly anticipating the opportunity to take on fresh challenges and strive for further success in his future endeavors.
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