FC Barcelona could reportedly pull out of a deal with Atletico Madrid to sign Yannick Carrasco, giving Tottenham the option to bring the winger to north London.
According to AS, Xavi Hernandez’s side is reconsidering signing Carrasco this summer, despite Barcelona having an agreement in place to sign the Belgian international. However, the Catalan government is now unsure about a possible deal.
Carrasco, according to the report, has gone from being one of Atletico’s best and most important players to a name that is now rarely mentioned under Diego Simeone. As a result, Barcelona may now terminate their contract with their La Liga rivals for the 29-year-old.
The news will be a huge boost for Tottenham, who are reportedly interested in a double Atleti swoop for Carrasco and goalkeeper Jan Oblak this summer. And, with Barcelona threatening to terminate their existing contract with the winger, Spurs may be able to sign him.
Carrasco has the potential to thrive in Antonio Conte’s system at Tottenham, and with Barcelona now looking unlikely to sign the winger at the end of the season, a move to north London could be on the cards for the Premier League club.
The Atletico Madrid star, who has a €60 million (£53 million) release clause, has been linked with a move to England for some time, and with Barcelona now pulling out of an agreement with Los Colchoneros, a window has opened for Tottenham to make a stunning summer swoop.
Carrasco may be underutilized at Atletico, but he is still a player who could be of great value to a top European club, and with Barcelona looking for alternatives, Tottenham could be a good fit for the Belgian international, especially if Conte stays.
Tottenham could even secure a low-cost deal for the winger, and with Carrasco eager to impress somewhere new, north London could be ideal for the 29-year-old in the summer if Barcelona announces their intention to terminate their agreement.
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