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Asensio: Why I Snubbed Barca

Marco Asensio: Why I Snubbed Barcelona

By Kurt Buckerfield - Sep 13, 2017 02:59 PM @KurtLaduma

Spain international Marco Asensio has revealed why he snubbed FC Barcelona for Real Madrid.

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The 21-year-old, who has risen to stardom over the past year with Los Blancos, reportedly turned down a move to rivals Blaugrana before signing for Real in 2015.

Asensio has now revealed that, despite Barca's interest, he could only see himself playing for Los Blancos once he heard of their interest.

"I made my first team debut with Mallorca, then Barca came on to the scene," he told Spanish radio show El Partidazo de COPE.

"At the end of the day, it's destiny. It didn't happen with Barca, and I'm thrilled to be with Real Madrid and to defend their shirt.

"It was a difficult few days. When Horacio (Gaggioli, Asensio's agent) called me and told me that Real Madrid were interested in me, I said I only wanted to play there."

The Spaniard also spoke about Neymar's exit from the Camp Nou. 

"We thought it was a bit strange that Neymar would leave Barcelona," he added. 

"He was a very important player for them and that they couldn't hang on to him was odd, but these things happen."

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Asensio has played 44 games for Los Blancos since joining them, scoring 14 goals and assisting a further four strikes along the way. 

Do you think Asensio made the right decision? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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kg_4_khosi Joined: 12 Oct 2011
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kg_4_khosi Sep 14, 2017 01:21 PM
My fellow barca,where is munir was he sold or loaned?? With game time he can be as good as asensio
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#eddie Sep 13, 2017 09:55 PM
We don't need him!!!....we hav our precious dembele nd he won't reach dembele's standards or level....
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MR E Sep 13, 2017 06:52 PM
We don't neet asensio we have dembele now!
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Faysal Sep 13, 2017 06:01 PM
Ok
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lulikho Sep 13, 2017 04:54 PM
& u already have Champion league...
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Michaeltshigama Sep 13, 2017 03:39 PM
A real star
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Golden Boots Sep 13, 2017 03:22 PM
Ain't many can play the Blaugrana way, so you made a good decision to join lost blind cows!
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tinashenengomasha Sep 13, 2017 03:12 PM
wat a talent

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