Yannick Carrasco

Arsenal linked

Over the last few weeks, Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for former Atletico Madrid winger, Yannick Carrasco.

The 25-year-old left Atletico Madrid in February of 2018 for Chinese outfit Dalian Yifang for a fee believed to be close to £10m.

Carrasco has since played 36 games across all competitions, scoring 14 and assisting 11.

The Gunners will reportedly have to pay around £25m to sign Carrasco, according to the Evening Standard.

The ES also claims that Arsenal wanted to loan the winger in January but couldn’t finalise a deal.

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Carrasco looking for European return

Now, after spending around 18 months in China, Carrasco is keen to return to European football.

Speaking recently, Carrasco stated that he wants to return to Europe but it does depend on Yifang’s president.

Carrasco was also asked about which clubs are interested in him but he said he could not answer:

“The whole world knows that I want to return to Europe.

“Now, it depends on the president and I hope he finds a solution.

“I can’t speak about the club.

“Now I am not the one who chooses, but my president. He decides if he lets me go or not, but I hope I can come back.”As quoted by the Evening Standard.

The forward’s current contract runs until July of 2022.

Bayern Munich have also been linked with a move for Carrasco.

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