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.
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.
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 .
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.
As a winger, meanwhile, he’s stylistically matched with the likes of Jadon Sancho at Manchester United and Adama Traore at Wolves.
Dubbed an ‘extremely underrated‘ player by sports journalist Josh Bunting, he could tie Spurs’ summer window together nicely.
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