Zinedine Zidane does not want to talk about a Real Madrid without Asensio, who he showed his trust in before going on holiday. The left footer did not go to the Euro Under 21s and is only thinking about being ready for the start of the new season.
Marco Asensio could be considered as a light in an otherwise dark season for Real Madrid. The Mallorcan-born midfielder is one of the team's top assists providers, having set up 5 goals for teammates at home this season.
Aside from Benzema, Asensio, Vinicius, Bale, Lucas Vazquez and Mariano have together only scored 12 goals this season in La Liga - numbers very far from what Madrid expected after the departure of Cristiano.
After failing to step up in Cristiano Ronaldo's absence this season, Marco Asensio has been linked with a move away from the Bernabéu - and Champions League semi-finalists Liverpool are ready to offer him an escape route.