Date: 15th August 2017 at 6:00pm
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Real Madrid starlet is looking to use and ’s interest in him to get a sevenfold increase in his annual salary, according to Diario Gol.

The 21 year old again starred for the La Liga champions after coming on as a substitute in the win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. He scored with a long range effort to seal a 3-1 first leg victory for Real, but the player has remained locked in contract negotiations with the Spanish club for a while.

Asensio is believed to be on a mere €1million a season currently (approximately £17,500 a week) but he is holding out for up to €7million a year, which is around £122,000 a week. He signed his last contract two years ago but his rapid rise to prominence means he is looking for parity with stars such as , and Isco.

will likely be keeping a close eye on the discussions if the talks fail, but with his recent performances, it is likely Real president will do all he can to secure Asensio on a long term deal.