PSG Signs Midfielder Marco Asensio On Free Transfer From Real Madrida

The Spanish national team player, meanwhile, declined reported interest from Aston Villa under Unai Emery.

After his deal with Real Madrid expires this summer, Marco Asensio will reportedly relocate to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

Asensio set to join PSG on lucrative €10 million contract

Asensio, 27, has already committed to a long-term contract with PSG that is worth €10 million (£8.5 million or $11 million) per year, The Athletic claims. The Spain international has not yet signed the deal but will finish the legalities after the season ends.

The winger announced in May that he would reject Madrid's offer to extend his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, having been in negotiations since December, and would leave after eight years with the club, initially signing from Mallorca in 2015 before being loaned to Espanyol shortly afterwards. Asensio had also been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Aston Villa thought to be after him, while clubs in Italy had also expressed interest. Instead, he will pair up with Kylian Mbappe in the French capital.

The Spanish player will have the opportunity to bid farewell to the supporters in Madrid as they face Athletic Club at the Santiago Bernabeu in their last match of the season on Sunday.

Spanish star player rejects Aston Villa, chooses French Giants instead

The Spanish national team player, who has represented his country 35 times and scored two goals, declined reported interest from Aston Villa under Unai Emery. Aston Villa was reportedly ready to present a lucrative alternative offer compared to that of the French giants, but it seems they ultimately lost out to the Ligue 1 champions. Emery, aiming to strengthen his attacking options for the upcoming season, had hoped to add a star player to his squad after finishing in a promising seventh position in the Premier League in his first season as manager.

In addition to his domestic and international success, the forward won a Copa del Rey this season, adding to his impressive collection of three Champions League titles, four Club World Cups, three LaLigas, three UEFA Super Cups, and three Spanish Super Cups. He initially joined Real Madrid in 2014 but spent a season on loan at Espanyol before returning to Real, where he has made 285 appearances, contributing 61 goals and 32 assists.