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Midfielder Marco Asensio Wants To Stay At Real Madrid, Eyes A First Team Place

Photo Courtesy: Twiiter - @marcoasensio10

Photo Courtesy: Twiiter – @marcoasensio10

Midfielder Marco Asensio believes the time has come for him to stake a claim for a place in the first team squad.

The 20-year-old joined Real Madrid from Mallorca a year and a half ago, but as so far not played an official game for the club, spending half a season on loan with Mallorca and the past campaign with .

There is little doubt he was the pick of the Espanyol squad, scoring 4 goals and helping to give the creative spark to a side which battled successfully to retain its place in the Spanish top flight this season.

Asensio’s reward has been a place among the 11 players chosen by coach, to train with the national team ahead of the European Championships and he is also setting his sights on the 2016-17 campaign.

“My intention is to have a good pre-season with Real Madrid and to stay with them, but if they want to loan me out again, then we will see,” commented Asensio at the presentation of a summer training camp.

Espanyol would like Asensio on loan for a second campaign, but he admitted the chance to train with was “very attractive.”

“When I was young I used to watch him a lot and I want to be able to learn from him,” said the midfielder, who said he was excited he have been called up by Del Bosque

“It was a dream come true when I saw the squad. I am going to train the best I can and try to learn from the great players in the Spanish national team,” he said.

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