Spanish international footballer Marco Asensio has confirmed this Saturday that he will leave Real Madrid as soon as this season ends, having won 17 titles with the white club, including three Champions Leagues, three Leagues and the recent Copa del Rey.

“Dear Real Madrid fans, today I address you with a lump in my throat and a heart full of mixed feelings. From a very young age, Real Madrid became my passion, my dream and my most cherished goal. And I have had the privilege of make this dream come true during these wonderful years, Asensio declared in a video broadcast through his social networks.

“I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to Real Madrid, the president, its board of directors, the coaches and all the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make this club such a special institution”, the playmaker continued. Balearic.

Asensio has also praised his teammates for their successes. “Together we have experienced moments of glory and happiness, we have fought in every battle and celebrated unforgettable victories. But I cannot forget the true raison d’être of Real Madrid, its incredible fans. You are the soul and engine of this club”, he said. underlined.

“Your passion, your encouragement and your unconditional love are what drive us to give everything in each game and to experience unforgettable nights that I will always take with me. However, the time comes when I have to make a difficult decision”, added Asensio just before announcing his goodbye to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

“I have decided to embark on a new direction in my career, in search of a project in which I can achieve new goals. Thank you, dear Madrid fans, for all your unconditional support. We will meet again somewhere on this wonderful path of football”, has settled.

For its part, Real Madrid have expressed “their gratitude and affection” for Asensio after having defended his shirt for seven seasons. “He arrived at Real Madrid when he was only 20 years old and has managed to enter the history of our club as part of a team that has starred in one of our most successful periods”, he indicated.

The same press release reviewed Asensio’s extensive track record as a Real Madrid player, with 17 titles divided into: three Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, three Leagues, one Copa del Rey and three Spanish Super Cups.

“Madridistas will never forget his career and his exemplary behavior 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 stage”, the press release concluded. .