As transfer rumours hot up during this month, the fact that Arsenal are being linked with attackers and not defenders is quite interesting.
We all know of the reported interest in Barcelona’s Denis Suarez, and another name is doing the rounds too: Yannick Carrasco.
The 25 year old currently plays for Chinese side Dalian Yifang, having moved there from Atletico Madrid last February. There are ownership links between the two clubs, and the fact he and Nicolas Gaitan went mid-season for a significant fee raised eyebrows at the time, and now it appears that the Belgian international is making efforts to come back to Europe.
The player has apparently been offered to Arsenal, and a report in Foot Mercato states that the club met with the player’s representatives to discuss a deal.
At issue will be the fact he’s earning a huge wage in China, believed to be between €150-200,000 per week, and they would be looking to recoup some of the transfer fee they paid under a year ago.
The Gunners attempts to sign Suarez on a loan deal from Barcelona speak to a lack of available funds this month, which would cast some serious doubt over our ability to get this one done if we were interested.
As such, we’re going high on the Poo-O-meter today, a hot, trickly 8.