Ceballos hails Asensio talent

Real Madrid prodigy Marco Asensio is developing into a world class player, according to Real Betis midfielder and Spanish Under 21 teammate Dani Ceballos.

Asensio – who joined Los Blancos from Real Mallorca in a €3.9m deal in December 2014 – netted a sensational hat-trick for La Rojita against Macedonia in the opening game of the European Under 21 Championship and has recently starred for Madrid.

"Half of Europe was fascinated by his performance against Macedonia," Ceballos told AS.

"If he continues on this path, working hard and being humble, he will do great things worldwide.

"He is a player that right now is graced with a magic touch. He is crucial for Real and for the national team. He is going through a great spell and we hope he continues like this."

21-year-old Asensio’s current deal at the Bernabeu expires in 2022 although there is speculation in Marca and AS this could imminently be extended.

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