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Man United Interested In Star With £52M Buy-Out Clause

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According to reports, Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea are interested in the signature of Atletico Madrid winger.

The 28-year-old, who joined Madrid in the summer of 2015 for £24m (Transfermarkt), plays a crucial role in Diego Simeone’s side.

Last season the Belgium international appeared in 44 games across all competitions for the La Liga side, scoring 6 and assisting with 6.

The versatile player regularly plays as a wing-back for his national team Belgium and Atletico but can also be deployed as a more traditional winger as used in Simeone’s 4-4-2 formation.

According to Spanish outlet AS, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United have knocked on Carrasco’s door to sound out the possibility of a move.

Although, as previously stated, Carrasco is a key player for Simeone, who is said to have given the club orders not to listen to any official offers that may arrive.

The report says that the £52m release clause has made Carrasco a ‘desirable piece’ for big teams.

The Belgian currently has no intention of leaving Atletico, and it would take a great deal for clubs to get him.

Carrasco
Carrasco

However, the Belgian, who has two years remaining on his contract, isn’t entirely happy with his situation.

It is said that Carrasco and his entourage believe he is worth more than what he is currently receiving and feels it is fair to ask for a wage increase.

He could undoubtedly make more money at clubs with large budgets like Chelsea and Manchester United, and he’d undoubtedly improve those squads, which now struggle to fill the wide-forward positions.

While United could do without replacing the out-of-sorts Marcus Rashford, even Jadon Sancho was a bit underwhelming last season, Chelsea need to upgrade on duds like Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, and Hakim Ziyech.

Tottenham, in comparison, doesn’t seem to have a pressing need for a player like this after acquiring Ivan Perisic, though the added depth in the squad undoubtedly has its benefits.

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