According to reports in The Sun, Arsenal have held successful talks with Yannick Carrasco over a winter move for the 25-year-old. The Belgian has been linked with a move back to Europe as he is said to be growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of competition in the Chinese Super League.
He left Atletico Madrid last winter but is now ready to move back into mainstream Europe. Arsenal have been on the lookout for a forward player since last summer but failed to agree moves for any so far.
Carrasco currently plays for Dalian Yifang in China, and it seems that the player is ready to make a move to Arsenal. It is believed that the player is ready to take a pay cut on his £170k-a-week deal. Arsenal manager, Unai Emery is a big fan of the 25-year-old who can play in a number of forward positions.
Carrasco was part of the Belgian team that finished third at last summer’s World Cup, but he played a peripheral figure as the likes of Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne took centre stage.
Carrasco will add quality to the Arsenal attack, using his pace, awareness, and creativity to torment the opposition. He is a player that was the toast of Europe while at Atletico, before making the switch to China.
He joined Yifang in January 2018, and has scored 7 times in 26 matches. It is yet unclear whether the player will make a move this January or wait until the summer to make a move to North London.