- Barcelona are planning to sign Real Madrid star Marco Asensio
- The Catalan giants want him to replace Brazilian star Neymar
- Asensio has also told the club he wants to leave this summer
Spanish giants Barcelona are now preparing a mega million bid to sign Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio before the close of the ongoing transfer window.
According to the report just reaching NAIJ.com, Barcelona are ready to meet the release clause of £72 million tagged on the player by their bitter rivals Real Madrid.
Since the departure of Brazilian star Neymar, Barcelona have been looking for a better replacement ahead of the start of the new La Liga season.
The Catalan Giants have been disappointed in the race to sign Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho as the Reds boss has insisted that the club will not sell the Brazilian to the Spanish club.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has now told the club to sign 21-year-old Marco Asensio as a replacement for Brazilian forward Neymar.
The player is also said to be interested in joining Barcelona as report stated that he has told Real Madrid chiefs that he wants to leave.
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