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    Liverpool preparing to break British transfer record for Real Madrid star


    According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool are preparing to break the British transfer record for Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio, however, this news is being met with some scepticism from fans.

    The fee Liverpool are said to be willing to pay is a staggering £158 million, which would indeed be the most expensive transfer in British history, surpassing Manchester United’s Paul Pogba who cost United in the region of £93 million.

    Exciting young talent

    Asensio began his career in Spain with RCD Mallorca for whom he played 56 games, in which he scored seven and assisted nine.

    The Spaniard would then be signed to Real Madrid in July of 2015 for a fee of just £3.15 million.

    However, Asensio would be loaned straight out to Espanyol. During his season out on loan Asensio played 37 games for Espanyol, scoring four and assisting an impressive 15.

    This impressive season earned Asensio a place in Madrid’s regular squad. He has so far, played 91 games for Madrid, in which he has scored 21 and assisted 10.

    Asensio is also a very versatile player who can play left wing, centre attacking midfield, right wing, centre mid and as a secondary striker.

    Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo

    MUNICH, GERMANY – APRIL 25: Cristiano Ronaldo and Toni Kroos congratulate Marco Asensio of Real Madrid on scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena on April 25, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    New recruits

    After losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final and finishing 4th in the Premier League, it was clear Liverpool needed to improve their squad this summer to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United.

    And credit where credit is due, Liverpool are certainly looking to do so.

    They already agreed to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig earlier this year.

    The Reds would then sign holding midfielder Fabinho from Monaco for a fee of around £43 million.

    Liverpool were also close to signing Lyon’s Nabil Fekir. However, that deal would abruptly fall through, leaving Liverpool with the need to find a new attacking midfield target and it looks as though they could have found one in Asensio.

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