After failing to qualify for the Champions League, you’d expect Arsenal to be pragmatic in the transfer window. The Gunners are yet to sign a player in this window but breakthrough appear to be in sight.
Yannick Carrasco has agreed personal terms to join Arsenal, that’s according to Italian and La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira.
The Belgian attacker was on the transfer radar of Arsenal in the January window but the resolve of Dalian Yifang to sell him could not be broken by the Gunners. Unai Emery eventually sanctioned a deal for Dennis Saurez, who failed to adapt to the rigours of the league and had a dismal spell.
Since moving to Dalian Yifang, Carrasco has steadily impressed. Last season, he scored seven League goals in 25 appearances and Emery is serious about luring the star to the Emirates.
The player confirmed over the weekend that negotiations for his transfer is going well and he laid bare his desire to move to the Premier League. “Negotiations are going well. I am aware that I am an important player for the team but I hope they let me leave.” And now, Schira has said the player has agreed terms with Arsenal.
#Arsenal is defining for #Carrasco from #DalianYifang. Contacts ongoing with chinese club to finalize the last detalis of the deal. The belgian player has already an agreement with #Gunners. #transfers #AFC
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) June 10, 2019
The player is valued £27m, and it appears that Arsenal are willing to spend same on his signing. Emery was reportedly handed a £40m transfer budget – if this is true, we’ll have only £13m left to reinforce other aspects of our squad. VERY SAD.