Emery ‘to sanction’ £25 million deal after Arsenal offered chance to sign Man United target Carrasco
Unai Emery has reportedly decided to sanction a transfer bid for Yannick Carrasco after Arsenal were offered the chance to sign the Belgium international
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 nine months ago when he decided to join Dalian Yifang alongside teammate Nicolas Gaitan in big-money moves.
However, Carrasco is reportedly on the lookout for a club in Europe and Arsenal, who have been linked with a move for the winger since 2016, are ready to swoop in and try to bring him to England for a bargain fee.
The report on Foot Mercato claim Emery has responded favourably to the opportunity to sign Carrasco and a formal bid is expected ‘in the coming days’.
Emery already has a number of attackers and midfielders to pick from in his squad, but with Aaron Ramsey all set to join Juventus this month, the Spanish boss knows he needs an immedite replacement for the gifted Welshman.
However, Manchester United are reportedly also in the chase for Carrasco and are reportedly also preparing an offer to bring the midfielder back to European football.
Do Arsenal really need Carrasco?
Arsenal have a squad that is full of attacking quality and have a number of back-up players that could cover if Emery picks up and injury or two, so spending big money on Carrasco this month when he needs to improve other areas of the pitch may not be the wisest idea.
the Gunners need to spend big money on a world class player and considering the hierarchy tend not to hand big money to their bosses, he needs every little bit possible to land a player that will help take the club back to that next level.