The reason why Barcelona refused to sign Real Madrid starlet Marco Asensio has been revealed.
Asensio signed for Real Madrid after initially offered to Barcelona while he was still in Real Mallorca and his agent has now revealed the reason why the Camp Nou outfit rejected the deal to sign the young Spanish forward.
Asensio has grown to be one of the best players in Spain, he helped Real Madrid to claim the victory against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup at the start of the season scoring brilliant goals against the Catalan giants.
He wrecked havoc on Barcelona but he could have lined up alongside with Lionel Messi and co
And his agent, Horacio Gaggioli, has since detailed Barcelona’s offer for the then-Real Mallorca star.
Gaggioli, who struck the deal for Lionel Messi to Barcelona, claims how they failed to haggle over 2 million euros.
“I liked him a lot,” says Gaggioli via Bleacher Report.
“He was grandisimo
, a great footballer. He was spectacular in every sense. He had things you could see would make him an important player, just like Messi.”
Barcelona soon tabled a €2.5 million offer, though his club was holding out for €4.5 million respectively.
Gaggioli continued by saying: “Barca said, ‘No, we’re not able.’ They lost the opportunity. When they changed their mind after three months, it was too late.”
Barcelona was unwilling to cough up an extra 2 million that saw them lose out the prodigy to Real Madrid.