Talk about making an impact!
UEFA Champions League – √
UEFA Super Cup – √
Spanish Super Cup – √
La Liga – √
Copa Del Rey – √
What are they ticked off for? All these matches were graced with a Marco Asensio goal and not just any goal but a goal on his debut in each competition!
The 21 year old Spaniard has burst on to the scene for Real Madrid in the past twelve months, announcing himself with goals on the biggest stages. In total last season Asensio struck the back of the net six times in Real Madrid’s La Liga and Champions League campaigns. These all coming from just twelve starts as he battles the worlds best for a berth in the starting eleven. Being able to shine whilst battling Cristiano Ronaldo (£3.97), Isco (£1.54) and Gareth Bale (£2.97) is all adding to Asensio’s own star within the game.
The young Spaniard only joined the Football Index three months ago and last night marked an explosion in his futures price. A fine 33 yard strike against arch rivals Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup last night helped Real to comfortably see of their Catalonian rivals and sent social media into overdrive. Before kick off Asensio was trading at £1.25 yesterday and as soon as his wurlitzer hit the back of the net his price took off. Peaking at £1.75 before settling at £1.58, if you managed to sell at £1.75 a rise of 50p in just one day!
Asensio looks set for a massive season at the Bernabeau that may shape his career, with such tough competition for a starting spot, how much playing time will the youngster get? Competing with Isco, Bale and Ronaldo is a nice problem for Zinedine Zidane to have, four players vying for the two wide positions in the 4-3-3 formation will lead to disappointed players. The media has spotted this already with the incessant links of Bale and a return to the Premier League, but Asensio himself has been linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool in the past.
This dilemma along with the youngsters undoubted talent make him a great hold on the Index for performance and media buzz! Last night only brightened his star!