IN THE PREVIEW OF THE CLASSIC
Pedri and Asensio, the players who almost played for the opposing team
Published:9/04/2021 - 01:17h
Updated:9/04/2021 - 09:34h
Madrid and Barça have an endless list of players for whom they fought in the market, but the cases of Marco Asensio and Pedri González are the 'atypical' and most curious
The Real Madrid and FC Barcelona confront this Saturday, from the 21:00 hours, in LaLiga Santander in the big Classical that it can begin to define the season. It will be a party with more emotion of the normal by the big rivalry of the two more important clubs of Spain. A tie does not serve him to any of the two and, the one who win it, will arrive launched to the last stretch of the campaign to argue him the title to the Athletic of Madrid.
For the party, in addition to the historical rivalry between the two teams, there is a series of individual duels, the Courtois-Ter Stegen, Messi-Benzema, Kroos-Busquets, among others, and other curiosities that always accompany to the Classical of the Spanish football. In this opportunity, both teams arrive with good feelings and, probably, are the small details those that determine the final result.
The true is that in the last weeks, in which the two have achieved his best version, have had several protagonists, Pedri González, for the Barça, Marco Asensio, in the Madrid, between so many others. However, with these two players there are some coincidences that, in the previous of the Classical, is interesting to remember. Both were to a step, literally, to play for the contrary team and that his present went totally distinct to the that have right now in his clubs, in which they are being keys.
Beginning with Pedri, that was in the diary of the Real Madrid twice. The whites could achieve his traspaso in two opportunities and remained to a step to achieve it because it did not convince them the potential of the midfield player, by ironic that sound. The first time, in 2018, travelled to Madrid to make some trainings with the Cadet To of the White House, but the results did not convince to the 'merengues' and, in definite, that did not have the level to play in the team.
A year afterwards, when it carried a year shining with the juvenile of The Palms, the Madrid went back it to descartar, although had opportunity to sign it. This same year, appeared the FC Barcelona and, without doubting it, paid five million euros by his index card, more variable. The rest, is history. In less than a year, Pedri has turned into one of the pillars of the Barcelona group and gives strong steps to turn into the 'new Iniesta' of the Spanish football.
Asensio, ready to sign with the Barça
As well as Pedri could fichar by the Madrid, Asensio found in the same situation, on the contrary. When it formed part of the Mallorca, in 2014, the Barcelona group insisted to do with his index card and were about to to achieve the traspaso, but the economic subject played a key paper. In this moment, lyou bermellones asked five million euros, a figure that the culés were had to pay, but in several terms. However, the club wanted it in an only payment.
There it appeared Florentino Pérez to take out his wallet and seal the traspaso of the Majorcan, that played this season yielded in his city and later landed in the Spanish capital to play in Santiago Bernabéu as it wanted to, according to him same recognised in an interview to the Chain 'COPE' in 2017. "I debut with the first team of the Mallorca and appears the Barça. At the end it is the destination. It did not do with the Barça and I am loved to be in the Real Madrid and can defend this T-shirt. They were days very complicated. When it called me Horace (his representative) and said me that it was interested in me the Real Madrid, said that only it wanted to play there", aimed in this moment.