Yannick Carrasco leaves immediately at Atletico Madrid. The Belgian international is going to the Chinese club Dalian Yifang.
In addition to the 24-year-old Carrasco takes Dalian Yifang Nicolas Gaitan directly over Atletico. The Spanish club has not reported how much money with the transfers involved, but will reportedly have a 50 million euros for the duo.
Where Gaitan, 2015 happened to Benfica, Atletico often satisfied had to make do with a place on the substitute bench, was Carrasco arranged basisspeler. The midfielder came this season to 28 duels, fifteen more than the 30-year-old Argentinian.
In 2016, it was Carrasco’s first Belgian goalscorer in a Champions League final. He scored when for Atletico, that earned him a year earlier took over of AS Monaco, after 1-1 and penalties, lost a final battle at stadgenoot, Real Madrid.
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The transfers of Gaitan and Carrasco may still occur because the transfer market is in China until Wednesday. Dalian Yifang insured last week of the arrival of José Fonte. The Portuguese defender was for around 6 million euros, acquired from West Ham United.
Also, Carrasco is not the first Belgian international in the Chinese Super League. Axel Witsel exchanged last year Zenit for Tianjin Quanjian and was then selected by coach Roberto Martinez, who, with Belgium preparing for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS next summer in Russia.
Carrasco debuted in 2015 for Belgium and now has 22 international matches to his name. He seems to be a zekerheidje for the Belgian world cup selection.
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