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Asensio: I couldn’t walk, but I didn’t think about quitting

Marco Asensio has been officially presented as a Real Madrid player.

Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio shared his memories about nearly ending up in Barcelona back during his youth career, also admitting that he is happy to currently feature for the capital city side.

“It didn’t work out with Barcelona,” he told Marca.

“I’m delighted to be at Real Madrid. There is a price for me and I don’t think I’ll move from [Real Madrid]. [That price] is what they put as my release clause.”

While talking about the difficulties he went through to achieve where he is now, the young talent noted:

“I started to notice pain in my knees, with lumps appearing” he recalled. At times I could not walk.

“But I didn’t think about quitting football because I went to a lot of doctors and they said it’d be cured with growth,” the 21-year-old concluded on the matter.