Yannick Carrasco Not Ruling Out Atletico Madrid Exit


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Atletico Madrid might lose one of his best attacking players during the upcoming transfer window, as Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco-Ferreira could be on the verge of leaving Los Colchoneros as soon as possible.

According to a report from local newspaper AS, the former AS Monaco has not settled as expected in Madrid after joining the side in 2014. Even though he has had moments of brilliance like his goal in the UEFA Champions League final in 2016, overall Carrasco has not been able to settle as a regular starter under Diego Simeone’s tenure.

Furthermore, the aforementioned report has claimed there are problems in Carrasco’s relationship with club captain Gabi and other key figures in the Atletico dressing room, so it is not like he is having an easy time in Madrid.

The 24-year-old attacker joined Atletico from Monaco for €17 million in summer 2015, and the numbers back him up since he has scored 22 goals in 107 games for the Spanish side. His current deal ties him to the Wanda Metropolitano outfit until 2022, but the contract contains a €100 million release clause so other sides could potentially snag him up if the chance arises.

Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Belgium international. So all signs indicate that Carrasco will not remain with the team for a long time.