After reacting angrily to being substituted at the weekend, where Atletico Madrid drew 0-0 with Alaves, Yannick Carrasco’s relationship with Diego Simeone is at an all-time low and it’s opening the door for a potential Premier League switch.
The 23-year-old is a target for Premier League Manchester United and Chelsea, who are now on alert as they consider a potential deal- although it’s highly unlikely that a transfer will be secured before tonight’s mid-season window deadline.
Instead, the Belgian would be likely to move to English football come the end of the season and, looking at the squads Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte have at their disposal, it makes perfect sense.
23-year-old Yannick Carrasco is a highly-rated winger with bags of potential but there’s certainly question marks as to whether he would fit into either side, with Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte both having an abundance of talent.
At United, Anthony Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard are included in their wide options, whilst Marcus Rashford has featured there this season, although continued speculation on Martial’s future amidst reports of a turbulent relationship with Mourinho raise the possibility of a move.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have star-man Eden Hazard as their stand-out wide option, whilst they also boast a rejuvenated Victor Moses and Pedro Rodriguez, along with last season’s star-man Willian- who has so far struggled to reach the heights he did previously.
Should Carrasco arrive at either club, it’s likely to be followed by a departure for a player already on the books and, with both sides impressing this season, messing with a winning formula seems risky.