Belgian forward Yannick Carrasco, who currently plays for Chinese outfit Dalian Yifang has dropped the transfer hint that he’ll move back to Europe in the summer’s transfer window.
The attacker revealed that there was interest from a host of clubs in Europe in the January transfer market, including Arsenal, but the move didn’t materialise as the club didn’t want to sell him, but revealed that a move could happen this summer.
“There was interest from Arsenal and I had a lot of teams in January giving me the chance to go back to Europe, but here the president said it was difficult to go then.”
“Maybe this summer it is possible. If it is a good thing and I want to go, maybe I can speak with the president,” said Yannick about his connections with the Premier League club.
He moved to the cash-rich Chinese Super League the previous year from Atletico Madrid, alongside teammate Nicolas Gaitan, for €30m.
The Belgian netted 7 times for the Chinese side in the season, playing either on the left-flank side or behind the centre-forward as a second striker.
Before moving to Los Rojiblancos in 2015, Yannick starred for French outfit AS Monaco which had earned him a €20m move to the Madrid-based side.
The Belgian player has also been an important part of the national team, making 31 matches since debuting back in 2015.
The north London heavyweights do not currently have wide men of the quality that Yannick possesses.
Unai Emery has mostly started Nigeria international Alex Iwobi on the left side of attack, while forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also played there.