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Marco Asensio signs Real Madrid contract that runs until 2023

Real Madrid's midfielder Marco Asensio celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Valencia CF at the Santiago Bern
Image: Marco Asensio has signed a new Real Madrid contract until 2023

Marco Asensio has reached an agreement over a new contract with Real Madrid, the club have confirmed.

The Spain forward, who joined Madrid from Mallorca, will be contracted to the European champions until the summer of 2023.

Asensio, who starred for Spain at the Euro Under-21 Championships in the summer, has been on fine form this season, scoring four goals.

Real Madrid's midfielder Marco Asensio gestures during the Spanish Liga football match Real Madrid vs Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on
Image: Asensio has been on fine form so far this season

The six-year deal also includes a staggering 500m euro (£442m) release clause, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Isco and Dani Carvajal have also extended their deals to 2022 over the past fortnight, while Karim Benzema signed until 2021 as Real reward key members of the squad that became the first side to retain the Champions League trophy in June.

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A new contract for coach Zinedine Zidane is also imminent with the Frenchman repeatedly stating his deal is "done", although no official announcement has yet been made.

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