The financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has taught Real Madrid to do smarter business. The people of Madrid started to weigh and weigh more, they are measured three times and cut once. They tightened the belt, did not break, and targeted reinforcements.
Only for the signing of Kylian Mbappe, they were ready to completely empty the coffers in the winter, but even though that didn't happen, they could do much better and get him for free in the summer. They are not hiding in Madrid who will be their main targets.
Kylian Mbappe is the priority of all priorities, and at the top are the bringing of the Norwegian goal machine Erling Haaland, and Aurélien Tchouaméni, the guy for "special tasks" in whom they see the ideal successor for Casemiro.
Madrid is actively working on activating transfer bombs and building a team for the future, but also on extending contracts with players who are closer to entering the last year of the contract. Real Madrid doesn't want to repeat the "Rafael Varane case", who entered the last year of his contract, and only the player's good will influenced him not to leave without euro compensation.
The French defender wanted to stay in good relations with the Royal Club, so Manchester United paid 40,000,000 euros to Madrid to get him immediately and skip a few months of waiting.
They had a great time as it could have been, they learned lessons with all the players they are counting on, and the expiration of the cooperation is approaching, they are opening negotiations before entering the last year of the contract.
Such is the situation with Marco Asensio. The Spanish striker is tied to the club until the summer of 2023, Real Madrid wants to keep him and has started preparing a strategy in advance. By the summer, they want to know what he is up to, whether Asensio is continuing or leaving.
Marca writes that the player's priority is to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu and that the Royal Club has agreed with the agent that the round of decisive negotiations will begin soon, as much as in April, but the date is still not specified.
Real are aware that Assensio's negotiating position is good since the expiration of the contract is approaching and that if he does not sign by the summer, he will enter the last year. Procrastination could lead to an undesirable scenario, which is not in Real's interest because the football giant does not need turbulence before the end of the season and the transfer period in which they want to bring superstars.