Arsenal ‘close to securing deal’ after target confirms “I want to return to Europe,” with Carrasco personal terms agreed?
Arsenal bound target Yannick Carrasco has admitted he wants to return to Europe with the Gunners close to securing a deal.
Despite spending over £70 million in the summer transfer window, Gunners boss Unai Emery is still keen to splash the cash over the next few transfer windows and keep improving his side, and Carrasco is reportedly on his shopping list.
The former Atletico Madrid star caused controversy over 12 months ago when he decided to join Dalian Yifang alongside teammate Nicolas Gaitan in big-money moves, but he desperately keen on a making a big money move back to Europe at the end of the season, with the Gunners keen.
The Gunners are known to be keen and are believed to have been close on finalising a deal for the Belgian for days and now the winger, who formerly played for Monaco and Atletico Madrid, with the TalkSport website reporting Italian journalist Nicolo Schira says personal terms have been agreed to take Carrasco to the Emirates, with Arsenal and Dalian Yifang now in negotiations to agree a fee.
Now he has admitted he wants to be back in Europe.
“The whole world knows that I want to return to Europe,” he said on the Daily Express.
“Now, it depends on the president and I hope he finds a solution.”
Asked about Arsenal he added: “I can’t speak about the club. Now I am not the one who chooses, but my president.
“He decides if he lets me go or not, but I hope I can come back.”
Carrasco is a decent player that should be playing in Europe and not China, but Arsenal need a few world class players if they are to challenge for more than just a Champions League spot over the coming seasons.
Emery should be given more money to sign players that will actually improve the side and send a statement across the premier League, and although Carrasco is a decent player, he is not the man that the club need to come in and make an immediate impact on the side.
Arsenal may get a deal wrapped up, but they should probably not