Linked with a move from the Champions League winners, the Spain international will remain at the Santiago Bernabeu, his agent said
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Real Madrid star Marco Asensio is staying with the European giants, according to his agent.
Asensio, 22, has been linked to the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea after starting just 19 of Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season.
The Spain international was signed by Madrid in late 2014 and has played the past two seasons with the Champions League holders.
Links to Liverpool grew loud enough during the World Cup that Asensio was asked directly about them, with the midfielder saying he would decide his future after Spain’s World Cup was over.
With Spain’s subsequent elimination at the hands of Russia in the round of 16, it appears Asensio has stayed true to his word.
On Monday, Asensio’s agent, Horacio Gaggioli, said the midfielder will remain with Madrid, while declaring the importance of the coming season for the player.
“Marco won’t move, he’ll stay with Real Madrid,” Gaggioli told Calciomercato.
“He’s improving all the time. Next season I think he’ll be very important in Madrid.”
Asensio made 53 appearances in all competitions in 2017-18, scoring 11 goals.
That earned him a place on Spain’s 2018 World Cup roster, with Asensio appearing as a substitute in all three of Spain’s group-stage matches.
Asensio was then handed the start for the match against Russia and went 104 minutes before being replaced in extra-time of the shoot-out loss to the hosts.