Tottenham after Atletico Madrid star in what could be a BIG BLOG to Simeone
The Atlético de Madrid manager could lose one of his biggest names soon as they enter the sights of Tottenham
Antonio Conte's Tottenham has been one the best teams in the Premier League so far. Just two points of North London Derby rivals Arsenal in the table with 10 points, but having already faced one of their Big Six rivals, the Italian's side has been one of the best off the line. However, they're still looking to get even better and they have one name in their book: Yannick Carrasco.
According to UK newspaper The Telegraph, the London side are opening negotiations with Atlético Madrid for the Belgium international. As reported, Conte is a big fan of the 28 year old winger and this would no be the first time has tried to get him to the New White Hart Lane.
Atlético Madrid has rebuffed attempts on Carrasco earlier in the transfer market, but according to The Telegraph they are reportedly now open to letting the former AS Monaco man go for about £25 million, with the objetive of gaining some wage room.
Conte is keen to add Carrasco as he sees him as a utility man on the right flank, and would be looking for him to play a similar role to the one Croatian Ivan Perisic is taking on the left flank, able to play both up front or closer to the defence.
However, Spanish media such as newspaper Marca insist the operation would only go through if someone pays the release clause included in the Belgian's contract, at more than £50 million.
"You can't even imagine it", explained Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone when asked about the situation. "It's normal for all the coaches, except for two or three teams to which this doesn't usually happen, the rest of us are in the last-minute situation that something could happen that the clubs understand is important. do it. We are workers of the club, we are not the owners, and we are waiting for them to finish. Hopefully we can finish with those of us who are here today".