Saturday, 19 January, 2019


Belgian expert reveals truth to Yannick Carrasco deal claims

Yannick Carrasco could be set for a move back to Europe Yannick Carrasco could be set for a move back to Europe
Noah Ferguson | 11 January, 2019, 21:42

Arsenal have reportedly emerged as favourites to sign Dalian Yifang winger and Milan target Yannick Carrasco.

Since joining the Chinese Super League side, the attacker is earning €10m per year in wages and the report mentions that Carrasco is ready to take a pay cut in order to help him return to Europe in the winter market.

Manchester United were linked at the weekend with a move for Carrasco and AC Milan are also believed to be keen.

But Sky Sport Italia claim (via 101greatgoals) Arsenal have made initial contact with the Belgian global, who has given his "approval" to the move.

Arsenal have been a mixed bag this season under Unai Emery and although they deserve massive credit for keeping in touch with the top four, the Spaniard still needs to address a lot of problems in the ongoing January transfer window.

A deal for Suarez seems the more likely of the two and Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur has now offered his insight into the rumours surrounding Carrasco.

And this could be beneficial for Emery as well, as the former PSG boss often focuses on restricting the flow of the opposition's build-up game and Carrasco, in that regard, should be able to do the job.

The claims appear to have been made by a Sky Italia journalist on TV with an audio clip posted online but it remains to be seen whether Arsenal will manage to get a deal agreed for Carrasco's signature.

Since moving to China, the Belgian winger has provided seven goals and nine assists in 26 games at Dalian Yifang.

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