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Tottenham: Lilywhites ‘prepared to strike a deal’ for Yannick Carrasco

Tottenham: Lilywhites ‘prepared to strike a deal’ for Yannick Carrasco -Tottenham Hotspur News

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to ‘strike a deal’ for Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid before the end of the transfer window, as per journalist Jason Burt.

The lowdown

Antonio Conte has long been an admirer of Carrasco and pursued him in the January transfer window too.

Midway through the season, Atletico refused to sell the 28-year-old, who’s been ‘rejuvenated‘ since switching to wing-back, but now their hand might be forced.

They’re ‘under pressure‘ to sell some players to ensure compliance with La Liga’s salary cap.

Carrasco’s contract, which runs until June 2024, is thought to include a £51million release clause.

The latest

Burt reports that Conte wants to bring in Carrasco to compete with Emerson for the right-wing back role.

Spurs have opened talks with Atletico over the potential signing and are ‘prepared to strike a deal’ before the deadline.

It’s unclear as yet how much Los Rojiblancos will demand in order to sanction an exit for the Belgian, labelled .

The verdict

One of Carrasco’s standout assets is his versatility. As Burt notes, he can play not only as an RWB, but also as right winger, LWB and left winger.

In the more defensive role, he bears similarities to Filip Kostic, a player Spurs targeted earlier in the window, as well as Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries.

As a winger, meanwhile, he’s stylistically matched with the likes of Jadon Sancho at Manchester United and Adama Traore at Wolves.

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Spurs fans, do you remember who scored your first goal of the season against Man City?

Carrasco’s 13 goal contributions last season, and his 76 for Atletico overall, demonstrate that he can be a real menace going forward.

Dubbed an ‘extremely underrated‘ player by sports journalist Josh Bunting, he could tie Spurs’ summer window together nicely.

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