How Rafael Nadal helped Real Madrid pointer Marco Asensio

Rafael Nadal played a essential purpose in a send of Marco Asensio to Real Madrid, according to a club’s boss Florentino Perez.

Asensio shot to inflection this month after scoring in a Champions League final and netting a hat-trick for Spain during a Euro Under-21 Championship though it was during boyhood bar Real Mallorca where he initial held a eye.

Madrid sealed a afterwards 19-year-old in a summer of 2015 for a price of around £3m and it was all stirred by a phone call from Nadal to his uncle Miguel Angel. 

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“I called Rafa Nadal and asked him to speak to his uncle Miguel Angel, who was Mallorca’s sports director,” Perez told Spanish radio station Onda Cero on Monday night.

“[I told Nadal] to tell him that we wanted to buy him [Asensio].

“He behaved ideally and we sealed a understanding quickly.”

Despite being innate in Mallorca and carrying an uncle who played for Barcelona’s ‘Dream Team’ of a early nineties, Nadal has always been a Madrid fan.

Nevertheless, he stepped in to assistance his hometown club when they were struggling financially in 2010 and was pronounced to have bought a 10 per cent stake.

The bar has given been bought out by American business aristocrat Robert Sarver but have struggled on a pitch.

Mallorca will be personification in a Spanish third tier subsequent season for a initial time given 1980 after finishing 20th in a Segunda. 

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