FC Barcelona are in the midst of a busy transfer window, with many news reports linking the Catalan giants with several potential targets. One such target is Yannick Carrasco, who is currently playing for Atletico Madrid.
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The Belgian winger is available for a fee of between €16m and €19m, according to various reports, but Barcelona is not willing to meet that price. Instead, the club is looking to secure Carrasco’s services for a lower price of around €9m.
However, negotiations between the two clubs have hit a snag. Atletico Madrid are unwilling to budge on the agreed-upon price for Carrasco. This has left Barcelona in a difficult position, as they must decide whether to continue pursuing the Belgian or look for other options.
One possible solution for Barcelona was to offer a swap deal involving Ferran Torres. However, Atletico Madrid has no interest in bringing in the former Valencia winger, leaving the two sides at a stalemate.
If a deal cannot be reached, it’s possible that Carrasco will remain at the Metropolitano. He could see out the final year of his contract. Despite this, Barcelona continues to search for a replacement for the outgoing Sergio Busquets. Yannick Carrasco remains a viable option if the clubs can come to an agreement on the fee.
Barcelona’s Financial issues
The situation with Carrasco highlights the challenges that Barcelona faces in this transfer window. The club must balance the need to strengthen the squad with the financial constraints imposed by the pandemic and the loss of revenue over the past year.
However, with the start of the new season approaching rapidly, Barcelona must act quickly to secure the signings they need to compete for silverware. The club has been linked with high profile players but none of them are concrete.
As the transfer window continues, all eyes will be on Barcelona to see who they bring in to replace the legendary Busquets and help the club compete at the highest level. Follow us at Knuckleball to stay tuned with more Barcelona related news stories.