Man Utd & Chelsea Handed Major Boost In Pursuit Of £86m-Rated Attacker
Manchester United and Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Yannick Carrasco ahead of a potential £86m summer move from Atletico Madrid
It’s January deadline day and it’s expected to be another busy time with clubs battling to get last minute deals over the line so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, more on Man Utd and Chelsea’s pursuit of Yannick Carrasco….
Manchester United and Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Yannick Carrasco as the attacker has fallen out with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone, according to a report in the Mirror.
Carrasco has developed in to one of the most exciting attackers in Spanish football since moving to Atletico in the summer of 2015 having made his name during a five-year spell at Monaco.
The 23-year-old is currently enjoying the most prolific campaign of his career having scored 10 goals in his 26 appearances so far and understandably his form is attracting interest from the Premier League.
The Express reported last weekend that Manchester United and Chelsea are among the clubs showing a strong interest in luring the young Belgian international to England with the duo reportedly willing to meet the £86m buyout clause inserted in to his Atletico contract.
It looks like the Premier League giants have now been handed a major boost in their pursuit as the Mirror are now citing a report coming from Spanish outlet Don Balon that claims Carrasco’s relationship with boss Diego Simeone has completely broken down.
If that’s the case, then it will be extremely difficult for the attacker to remain at the Vicente Calderon over the long-term but the Mirror suggest that any potential move for Carrasco will have to wait until the summer as there’s not enough time left to do a big-money deal before the January window slams shut.
Obviously it’s good news for United and Chelsea if Carrasco has fallen out with Simeone as he’s a huge talent who would be a major asset to either squad if they were able to get a deal agreed.
However, I personally think £86m would be hugely over-priced for a player who is still more ‘potential’ than ‘proven talent’ so I’d be shocked if either United or Chelsea would be willing to pay that kind of money for him – especially if he has fallen out with his manager.