Paris Saint-Germain announced the acquisition of Marco Asensio from Real Madrid on a free transfer after the forward entered free agency on July 1. The Spain international has signed a three-year contract to remain at PSG through June 2026.
Asensio started his career at Spanish side Mallorca's youth academy, and he made his debut for his hometown club during the 2013/14 season.
After a short spell there, he moved on and joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2015. Asensio was immediately loaned out to Espanyol, though, where he made a strong impact by scoring four goals in 37 appearances.
He followed that loan with a return to Madrid, where he spent the rest of his seasons to date. During his time with the club, he achieved significant milestones, including winning three La Liga titles, two Spanish Super Cups, three Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, and a Copa del Rey.
Asensio received his first call-up to the Spain senior national team in May 2016 and was part of head coach Julen Lopetegui's squad for the 2018 World Cup. Asensio was also called up by his new manager, Luis Enrique, for the 2022 World Cup held last winter in Qatar, where he scored a goal.
Speaking to PSG's media team, Asensio described his style by saying "I am an attacking player who thrives on going forward, possessing the ball, providing assists, and scoring goals. Regarding my strengths, I believe my shooting ability and vision are noteworthy."
Asensio shared his goals with PSG fans, saying that he wants "to secure every possible trophy," also adding that PSG "is an exceptional team and a prestigious club."
"I have arrived here with the intention to contribute immediately, having witnessed the passionate fans and the incredible atmosphere at the stadium. Establishing a strong connection between the fans and the team is pivotal," Asensio stated. "From an individual standpoint, this represents a new challenge in a different league. I am determined and ambitious, eagerly anticipating new experiences and hoping for success."