Barcelona 'in talks to sign Real Madrid first-teamer' for first time in almost 30 years
Barcelona are reportedly in talks to sign Marco Asensio from bitter rivals Real Madrid.
Very few players dare to cross the divide between Spanish footballs two giants. One look at the reception Luis Figo received at the Camp Nou in 2000 following his controversial move to Los Blancos is enough to put even the most thick-skinned players off.
But with 27-year-old Asensios contract at the Santiago Bernabeu set to expire in the summer and a new deal yet to be agreed, we could be in for another ground-shaking transfer between the historic rivals.
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SPORT claim the Blaugrana have held talks with Asensio over signing him on a free transfer. The forward is said to be unsatisfied with the reduced terms offered by Real, and is allowed to negotiate with other clubs.
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