Marco Asencio: The Birth of a New Star
Real Madrid has had a succession of young players come through their ranks, while others are poached as a result of their serial scouting system. Martin Odegaard joined from Strømsgodset Toppfotball, but he has found it difficult breaking into the first team squad. Players like Jose Callejon (now a mainstay at Napoli), Jese Rodriguez and the returned Alvaro Morata have had spells in the side as youngsters.
In 2014, Real Madrid announced the signing of Spanish prospect, Marco Asencio from RCD Mallorca for €4 million, remained in the Segunda team for the rest of the season. He was a member of the victorious European Under-19 Champions for Spain where he also was awarded the UEFA Under-19 Golden player award.
He joined Espanyol on loan in 2015, scored 4 goals and notched 12 assists in 34 appearances. His highlight this season has been that 25 yards thunderbolt strike in the 3-2 win against Sevilla in the UEFA Super cup and he has also scored against Real Sociedad in the first La Liga fixture of this season.
Marco Asencio has laid the markers for a very bright future and as his confidence grows with every passing fixture, we could well be seeing the birth of a new star.