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's Marco Asensio reveals he could've signed for Barcelona ahead of today's El Clasico... and confirms tennis star and huge Madrid fan Rafa Nadal DID recommend him to LaLiga champions as an 18-year-old Marco Asensio signed for as a young hotshot from Mallorca in 2014 He revealed Rafal Nadal, who supports Madrid, recommended him to the club  Asensio has also admitted he had the chance to sign for Madrid's arch-rivals  The midfielder will likely feature against Barcelona in Saturday's El Clasico

By Jordan Seward For Mailonline

Published: 07:40 BST, 24 October 2020 | Updated: 07:40 BST, 24 October 2020

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star Marco Asensio has revealed he almost signed for Barcelona ahead of the first El Clasico of the season.

The Spain international joined Madrid as an 18-year-old wonderkid back in 2014 after making waves at Mallorca.

But the midfielder has now admitted he could have ended up joining Madrid's fiercest rivals and been lining up on the opposite team on Saturday.

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