Confirmed: Asensio to Espanyol

Espanyol have confirmed the loan signing of Marco Asensio from Real Madrid for the 2015-16 season.

The Catalan club report on their official website that Asensio will travel to Barcelona on Thursday to finalise the switch, and then on Friday undergo a medical.

Asensio moved to Madrid this summer from Real Mallorca in a transfer that was arranged before the end of last season.

A number of clubs were said to be hopeful of his signature but Espanyol have won out, where Asensio is to be reunited with Gerard Moreno, signed from Villarreal and a former Mallorca teammate.

It was claimed that the loan agreement has a clause that states Asensio has to play 30 games this season or Espanyol will face a financial penalty.

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