Newcastle reportedly want to add more quality on the flanks.
According to multiple reports emanating from England, Newcastle United are linked with surprise move for Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco.
The 28-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Atletico Madrid spent 27 million euros to sign the Belgium international from Dalian Professional in the summer of 2020. He has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.
The winger has banged in 6 goals and provided 7 assists in 43 matches this term on all fronts.
The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best wingers in Belgium. His record for Belgium is also impressive. Carrasco has scored 8 goals in 54 matches for Belgium at senior level.
Yannick Carrasco is set to be a man in demand in the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature.
Newcastle United have earmarked Atletico Madrid winger as their target, with Eddie Howe being a ‘huge admirer’ of the player. The report claims that Newcastle manager has extensively scouted Carrasco and is considering a move for the winger.
The Magpies are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
There is no doubt that Yannick Carrasco will take Newcastle’s attack to a different level. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are eyeing Atletico Madrid attacker Yannick Carrasco. Goal says Carrasco remains a Newcastle target. The Belgian is a former teammate of Kieran Trippier and was integral to the La Liga title victory in 2020-21. Toon owners PIF understand the significance of making a statement signing and luring Carrasco from the Spanish giants could fit the bill. With two years on his contract, Atleti may be tempted to cash in before the 28-year-old’s value depreciates.”
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Newcastle have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Belgium international.
The Spanish giants are preparing to sell their winger should they receive a massive offer for him.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
A wide player of Carrasco’s technical quality will undeniably be a decent coup for Newcastle if they can get him for a fair price.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Newcastle.
How strong that interest is and whether Newcastle United will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.