25 year-old Belgian International Yannick Ferreira Carrasco had a lot of teams interested for him in the January transfer window of 2018. The then Atletico winger had caught the eye of many European teams and looked set to sign for a big team, but he chose to sign for Chinese outlet Dalian Yifang in February 2018. He was set to compete against the best teams and the best of players after emerging as a leader for AS Monaco and giving outstanding performances from time to time for Belgium playing as Left wing back in a 5-2-3 formation.
Both Arsenal and FC Bayern have seen Zaha and Leroy Sane as their transfer target this summer. And both the teams have made Carrasco as their 2nd choice if the main target is not signed. Arsenal have been heavily linked with the £25million Belgian, who even admitted a deal was on the table and further negotiations is done with his agent from the Gunners last week. Carrasco wants to return back to Europe and Arsenal are the first ones to woo him but as is seen now that Bayern have entered the race as well.
Bayern president Uli Hoeness confirmed the club’s interest last month and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said they are ready to open talks over a summer move, saying: “We’ll try it. But I can’t promise whether it will be a success”. Arsenal don’t have many choices except Zaha and Carrasco himself, but Bayern have a lot of them namely Leroy Sane, who they have valued at a 3 digit million range and also have an eye on Injured Callum Hudson Odoi and also PSG midfielder Julian Draxler.
Bad news, Arsenal fans.
According to reports in Germany, Bayern are ready to launch a bid for Yannick Carrasco… and it's all Man City's fault.
— Standard Sport (@standardsport) June 12, 2019
Dalian Yifang have Yannick Carrasco as an invaluable asset but are set to offload him on a permanent deal. He is again set to take Europe by storm by making those late runs on the wing cutting in or out. It is still unsure where the forward will sign, but it is sure that he will have a major role in either of the teams because of the incredible set of skills he has in his locker.