Marco Asensio joined Real Madrid in 2014 but it could happen to be a lot different for the 20-year-old.
Whilst he is the new golden boy of Actual Madrid, young attacker Marco Asensio revealed he could have produced the move to arch-rivals Barcelona.
Asensio has swiftly broken into Madrid’s beginning XI immediately after excelling and impressing coach Zinedine Zidane in pre-season.
It has been a fast rise for the 20-year-old, who returned from a profitable loan spell at Espanyol, immediately after joining Madrid from Mallorca in 2014, but he could have ended up at Camp Nou.
“I like each, they’re the most effective,” he said in an interview with Cadena Ser right after getting asked which shirt he prefers, Spain or Madrid.
“I had chances to go to Barcelona along with other teams, but I came to Madrid.
“I couldn’t wear the Barcelona shirt now.”
Asensio has began Madrid’s two opening LaLiga fixtures, scoring after, even though he was also on target inside the UEFA Super Cup victory more than Sevilla.
His form has noticed team-mates James Rodriguez and Isco fall further down the pecking order inside the Spanish capital.
But Asensio – on international duty with Spain – added: “I’m there to assist and it is the coaches selection if he chooses me before other individuals.
“My aspiration is usually to be a starter, but there are actually critical players that have spent quite a few years in the club.
“I really feel comfy in the playmaker role, but I can play on the left, around the ideal and in some cases pivot.
“I would like to win each of the titles, be a reference for the team and for the fans and I choose to reside my story at Actual Madrid.”