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Yannick Carrasco

Dalian Yifang forward Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco has talked up the possibility of moving back to Europe this summer.

The Belgian international attacker was close to returning to European football during the winter transfer window but Premier League giants Arsenal were unable to agree on a deal for him.

Carrasco spoke about the botched move to Arsenal in a chat with The Sun.

According to him, the president was not in full support of a proposed transfer back to Europe but a move is most likely this summer.

Arsenal were keen on taking Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco on loan in January until the end of this season with the option to make the transfer a permanent one this summer but the move didn’t materialize.

The Gunners were rebuffed by his Chinese Super League outfit.

Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco played for French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco and Spanish club Atletico Madrid before moving to Dalian Yifang last year.

He was part of the Atletico Madrid squad that reached the Champions League final in 2016 before they were beaten by city rivals Real Madrid on penalties after both sides had played 1-1 after regulation time and extra time.

Carrasco scored the only goal of the game for Atletico Madrid but it was not enough for the Rojiblancos.

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Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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