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Real Madrid extends Marco Asensio through 2023

FILE- In this Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, right, scores the opening goal past Valencia's Ruben Vezo during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Spain is hoping that it has found its next great talent. Marco Asensio has had a breakout start to the season with Real Madrid. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
AP Photo/Francisco Seco

Real Madrid and Marco Asensio have officially agreed to a contract extension that will run through 2023, the club has announced. Leading to the newly inked pact, the heralded Spanish club was concerned that Asensio, who was originally under contract through 2020, had a release clause that was too low.

Asensio, 21, has already scored four goals with the La Liga organization this time around.

The up-and-comer and Real Madrid originally agreed to a six-year deal back in November 2014. In early December, the deal was made official. After spending the entire preseason with Real Madrid, he was loaned to RCD Espanyol in August and played 86 minutes in a 3-2 win on September 19. Asensio scored three goals over his first 23 games of action, helping the club win the national championship for the first time since 2012. In the UEFA Champions League, he scored as many goals including a tally in the win over Juventus. His first goal of the season came against FC Barcelona en route to a 3-1 win. In La Liga with Real Madrid, Asensio has 29 goals to go along with five assists.

For Asensio, the club announced with the release that he will appear at a press conference in the media room at the Santiago Bernabeu on Friday at 2:00 CEST.

On Wednesday, Real Madrid announced an extension for Raphael Varane, who will be locked up until 2022. The 24-year-old joined the club in 2011 from Lens and has a pair of La Liga titles under his belt.



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