Yannick Carrasco ready to accept pay cut to complete Arsenal move

Former Atletico Madrid winger, Yannick Carrasco is reportedly interested in joining Arsenal from Chinese Super League outfit, Dalian Yifang. The Belgian international is ready to move back to Europe by quitting his club, and could be set for a move to The Emirates Stadium. The winger has long showed his admiration for the Premier League, with Unai Emery said to be a big fan.

The Spaniard is in the market for a forward player and feels the 25-year-old would be a perfect fit for his team. The Mirror reports that Carrasco is unhappy in China and even open to the prospect of taking a pay cut to secure the move. With uncertainty over the future of Mesut Ozil, Carrasco will be a valuable addition to the Arsenal team having previously shown his quality for the likes of Monaco and Atletico Madrid.

He is currently on a £9m-a-year deal with Yifang, which many teams may not be able to match in Europe so a pay cut may be the only way to engineer a move.

The Mirror also report that Manchester United are also interested in his services, though it would seem he would prefer a move to London and also wants to be managed by Unai Emery, whose philosophy suits his style of play.

Carrasco shocked the football world after leaving Spain for China at the tender age of 24, but seems to have realised how playing top-flight European football can further his career. He is known for his creativity, trickery, pace and has scored 50 goals in 254 appearances.

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