Real Madrid star: Will I join Barca? I can't answer...

Marco Asensio and Federico Valverde
Marco Asensio and Federico Valverde

Following reports linking Barcelona with a certain Real Madrid star, the player in question has now given his verdict on the potential move. 

Earlier this week, it was claimed the Catalan giants are lining up a sensational bid for Los Blancos forward Marco Asensio.  

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It was said that manager Xavi Hernandez will continue his spending spree in January and had already identified the Spain international as someone who could improve their attack. 

Asensio was widely linked with a move away from Carlo Ancelotti's side in the most recent transfer window, with Manchester United believed to be among the clubs interested in his signature, but a deal failed to materialise.  

The 26-year-old's contract at the Santiago Bernabeu is set to expire at the end of this season, which leaves the Spanish giants in a situation where they could lose the player on a free deal if they do not reach an agreement to extend his stay in the coming months.  

With Barca being the latest team to reportedly throw their name into the hat for the three-time UEFA Champions League winner, the winger has now responded to talk of a potential, and controversial, transfer to the Blaugrana. 

"I honestly don't know," Asensio told Cope, per Goal

"Like Barca, many have come out.  

"I am focused on the present and giving everything with the national team and with my club.

"I have not valued it nor have I thought about it. 

"I can't give you an answer. 

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"This morning I had 200 messages. I am in a world where there are many rumours.  

"It's normal because in January I can sign with any club and more will come out.

"We are in that circle that I cannot control." 

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