An update has emerged regarding Tottenham‘s interest in signing Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco in the summer transfer window…
The report claims that Fabio Paratici has made contact with the La Liga outfit to enquire about a deal as he weighs up a bid for the wide man, alongside Manchester United and Chelsea.
It is stated that Diego Simeone does not want to part ways with Carrasco, so his €60m (£51m) release clause may need to be activated in order for him to arrive in England this summer.
Paratici must get a deal for Carrasco over the line before the end of the transfer window, as Antonio Conte badly needs the Belgian next season.
Ryan Sessegnon and Sergio Reguilon managed just two goals and five assists between them from left wing-back in the 2021/22 Premier League campaign. They failed to show that they can provide consistent attacking quality in the Italian head coach’s 3-4-3 system, suggesting that a new player is needed in that position.
Ivan Perisic has already come through the door but, at the age of 33, there is no guarantee that he will cope with the intensity of a full season in England. This means that an alternative option will be needed, and that is what Carrasco can be.
The Belgian caught the eye last term as he impressed at wing-back for Simeone in La Liga, scoring and creating plenty of goals for the Spanish giants.
Journalist Josh Bunting lauded him earlier this year, tweeting: “I do think Yannick Carrasco has had a good season, one of very few Atletico Madrid players who have maintained their standard and skillset from last seasons title winning campaign, he’s been consistent throughout the campaign. An extremely underrated player in my opinion.”
He ended the season in La Liga with six goals and six assists in 28 starts, averaging an excellent SofaScore rating of 7.09. He produced 1.6 key passes per game and created 10 ‘big chances’ for his team-mates as he showcased his ability to unlock opposition defences.
Therefore, he could provide a significant attacking threat on the left that Sessegnon and Reguilon have been unable to offer, which is why Conte needs him badly. It is now over to Paratici to work his magic on a deal for Carrasco…