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Real Madrid have officially announced that Marco Asensio has left the club, amid interest from Aston Villa and Paris Saint-Germain.

The Spain international saw his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu expire this month and is now weighing up his options, with a move to PSG cited as his preferred option at this stage.

Madrid explained: “Real Madrid would like to express its gratitude and affection to Marco Asensio, a player who has defended our badge and our colours for seven seasons.

"He joined Real Madrid when he was just 20 years old and has made history as part of a team involved in one of our most successful eras.

“As madridistas we will never forget his career and his outstanding conduct during all this time. Real Madrid is and will always be his home, and we wish him and all his family the best of luck in this new chapter in his career."

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