RUMOURS: Barcelona ready to meet Asensio €80million buy out clause

Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio is a target for arch-rivals Barcelona, according to Diario Gol with the Catalan club prepared to meet his €80million buy-out clause.

It is no secret that Barcelona’s primary target to replace Neymar is Coutinho, but Liverpool released a statement on Friday insisting he will not be sold.

Barca continue to explore several options as they prepare to put the money generated by Neymar’s record-breaking sale to Paris Saint-Germain to good use.

There is a huge amount of promise in his ability, and Real Madrid are unlikely to want to sell him, especially to a rival, but money talks.

It has been reported that Asensio’s release clause is €80million, a huge amount for a player of his age and inexperience…

Marco Asensio has a £72million release clause but reports state Barcelona are keen on him