I could have joined Barcelona — Real Madrid star

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Asensio was named after former Netherlands striker Marco van Basten by his late Dutch mother, the player said former Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy had tried to convince him to play for the Oranje.

"How much is it worth?"

"It seemed unusual to us that Neymar left Barcelona", he said. I'm happy and feel at ease with Juve.

Pressed on whether one of the clubs were Barcelona, he only responded: "These things are dealt with by [my agent] Horacio [Gaggioli]".

"Mallorca had a lot of problems and there was an option to sign [for Barcelona]". I would not go to PSG.

Every month, UEFA will be promoting an amateur footballer from around Europe, who is able to show that age, disability or ethnicity is no obstacle to playing and enjoying football.

I could have joined Barcelona — Real Madrid star
I could have joined Barcelona — Real Madrid star

"He was an important player for them and they couldn't hold onto him". It didn't happen with Barça and I'm thrilled to be with Real Madrid and to defend their shirt.

Asensio has also been linked with a move to PSG, but the 21-year-old Spain worldwide insists he has no desire to leave the Bernabeu.

"I believe that there were inquiries for him but everybody knows he is happy here and we're happy with him". He came to us when he was very young.

On the back of his hat-trick it was, we felt, always going to be the Argentine that was going to win, the only surprise being that the margin Messi won by wasn't bigger.

"Van Nistelrooy called me to come and play for Holland", he said. I can't remember what Marco's clause is it but it is high.

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