Tottenham Hotspur have been given a second chance to sign Yannick Carrasco with Atletico Madrid now having put him up for sale, according to reports from Spain.
The Lowdown: Summer interest
The Premier League giants had a close eye on the winger over the summer, and whilst he does have a €60m (£52m) release clause in his contract, a deal failed to materialise before the September 1st deadline.
Recent reports suggested that Diego Simeone’s side could look to sell the 29-year-old as a result of him underperforming, with the La Liga club also requiring funds to cover their elimination from the Champions League.
The Latest: Carrasco on the market
According to Spanish outlet Cadena SER (via Sport Witness), Carrasco is just one of four players to have been put ‘on the market’ by Atletico, alongside team-mates Joao Felix, Thomas Lemar and Rodrigo de Paul.
The Sport Witness report claims that Antonio Conte’s outfit have been ‘handed an opportunity’ to make another approach, with the Madrid club’s need for money being a factor of which Fabio Paratici ‘could take advantage’ at Tottenham.
The Verdict: Get it done…
Carrasco has been labelled a ‘powerful’ player by journalist Josh Bunting, and with the opportunity to land him having now arisen, it seems a no-brainer of a deal for Spurs to once again pursue.
The Belgian has clocked up an outstanding tally of 41 assists and 39 goals during his time at the Wanda Metropolitano, while he also offers versatility having operated in midfield as well as on the flanks.
Sporting director Paratici should do everything that he can to try and beat any competitors for Carrasco’s signature, with the attacker making for an excellent prospective addition at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium given his far more attainable status.
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