Arsenal are claimed to be eyeing a deal to sign Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid this summer.
The Gunners currently have a dark cloud hovering over the futures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, with the pair out of contract in 2018, and no signs of a deal being agreed any time soon.
The German has insisted that he is happy at the club and is eager to stay, while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed that the Chilean’s intentions are motivated by money, and this could prove a stumbling block as our club aims to keep within it’s wage structure.
Alexis has taken a step up this season, raising his level amidst changing positions, and currently sits one goal of the Premier League goalscoring charts, and I’m sure there is no Arsenal fan out there who wouldn’t advise the club to #PayDaTing (as Twitter followers would tag).
Our club is now said to be eyeing a deal to bring Yannick Carrasco to the Emirates Stadium, with the forward also of interest to Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea supposedly. His current side Atletico are said to be unwilling to do business for less than £40 Million, but he is said to have fallen out with current boss Diego Simeone, which may help push through a deal.
The Blues may prove to be our biggest rivals in the hunt for his signature, having a good working relationship with the Spanish club thanks to previous deals including Filipe Luis, Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois, while Bayern already have Douglas Costa amazing in his favoured position, and Paris Saint-Germain having Angel Di Maria.
Saying that, Eden Hazard will not be giving up his role in the Blues side either, and we may well prove his best option to continue his career.
Would Carrasco’s signing make up for the departure of Alexis? Could a deal for him persuade the key duo to sign extensions?