Atlético Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco is set to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in a €30m deal.
Atlético Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco is set to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in a €30m deal. The competition's transfer window is open until the end of the month, before the first fixtures begin in early March.
As reported by AS, Carrasco has decided to call time on his three-year career with the La Liga side, after finding it increasingly difficult to maintain a regular spot in manager Diego Simeone's starting XI. With fan favorite Koke now preferred on the wing, Carrasco has found himself forced to play the role of impact substitution for most of the 2017/18 campaign thus far.
The Belgian international's former club Monaco are set to profit handsomely from the proposed move - as they are owed 25% of Carrasco's sell-on fee. The pacy winger in now believed to be in contract talks with the Chinese side, and has reportedly been left out of Atléti's Europa League squad to face Københaven.
The 24-year-old is a regular for the Belgian national team, and could face off against England in the 2018 World Cup. Carrasco impressed for his country in the 2016 European Championship - scoring a goal in their 4-0 second round thrashing of Hungary. The former Genk youth star will be desperate to play first team football ahead of this summer's tournament, and a move away from Atléti seems to his most likely solution.