Fans of the Spanish football player used fireworks and a message written in flames to offer Asensio a warm welcome to Morocco.
Rabat – Marco Asensio, a Spanish professional football player, is enjoying a relaxing holiday in Marrakech with his father and brother.
Moroccans celebrated Asensio’s arrival in Marrakech with a display of fireworks, flames, camels, and traditionally-dressed men on horseback.
Asensio has been taking the time to rest after sustaining an injury in July 2019.
The 23-year-old winger and attacking midfielder for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team suffered a tear in the external meniscus during a friendly match in the US over the summer.
Asensio, who underwent surgery for the tear in August, has been tending to the knee injury for several months. French-language news outlet LeSiteInfo reported that he faces another six to nine of absence from football.
Asensio, like many other star football players, is a frequent visitor of Marrakech.
His most recent trip to the ochre city was in April 2019. He was spotted strolling through the Marrakech medina with family and friends before continuing to a cafe in Jemaa El Fna square. He was happy to take photos with excited fans and shared a photo on Instagram of his serene backdrop for evening tea.
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