The possible arrival of Marco Asensio brings back taunts against journalist Fred Hermel, who compared the Spaniard to Kylian Mbappé in 2017.
This is the big rumor of the day at Paris Saint-Germain. According to AS, Marco Asensio, at the end of his contract with Real Madrid, is very close to joining the champions of France.
Each time the name of the Spanish international is mentioned, Frédéric Hermel sees mockery reappear on his tweet dating from 2017. At the time, he wondered about the recruitment of Kylian Mbappé at PSG, for 180 million euros. euros, while Real Madrid snapped up Asensio for 3 million euros.
With your rumor Asensio I can’t help but think back to this captioned tweet from Mr Hermel….
– TiNiK (@tinik972) June 1, 2023
Six years later, it is clear that PSG should not regret having bet so much on Mbappé. As for Asensio, if he was not a flop at Real, he did not fully meet the expectations placed on him when he arrived, where he was a great hope for Spanish football. The Balearic native stood out with some classy gestures, but he never managed to establish himself as a regular starter. His total score? 37 goals and 21 assists in 190 La Liga appearances.
Clearly, if Fred Hermel believed that PSG had overpaid Mbappé while Real had made a very nice move by recovering Asensio for such a small sum, the result did not necessarily prove the specialist in the Spanish championship on RMC. Regularly, Hermel continues to defend the former Mallorca player. “Someone at Real told me that the day he understands that you have to hurt yourself every day in training, he can become one of the best players in the world”he explained about him in 2021.