AFTER 'OPERATION MEMPHIS'
Barça secures a purchase option for Yannick Carrasco
Barça and Atlético de Madrid have reached an agreement for Yannick Carrasco ahead of the summer market. The colchoneros will let the Belgian out for 20 million euros, although said figure varies according to Barça sources
The signing of Memphis Depay by the Athletic of Madrid is to few hours to be official and has unchained another operation in parallel that it would be very beneficial for the interests of the FC Barcelona. The culés will not be able to do big movements during the summer, but the negotiations with the cúpula Madrilenian will leave him to shot one of the aims of the club in offensive matter.
As it aims the newspaper 'Sportive World', the course of the Dutch has left achieve an option of purchase by Yannick Carrasco valued in 20 million euros, a figure that could tornarse affordable for the sportive direction in case to need a new referent in attack when finishing the campaign. This produced after the 'Cholo' Simeone did not accept a barter of footballers between both institutions, since it understands that it would finish weakening even more the staff.
By his part, from the breast of the Barça aim that this mount would be of 15 millions, by what exists a dance between the quantities of this clause of purchase by the Belgian attacker. Anyway, also they existed other factors that facilitated that the agreement arrived to good port when the Catalans put on the table the name of Carrasco.
One of them is that the own footballer wants to change of airs and sees with good eyes recalar in the Spotify Camp Nou. Besides, his representative, Pini Zahavi, keeps very good relation with Joan Laporta from the traspaso of Robert Lewandowski from the Bayern Munich. It is important to remember that Carrasco has a valid agreement until 2025 and would not have in his plans renew his agreement, what leaves to the Athletic with the hands tied and in search to take out rédito economic by him.
Changes in the plantel?
Like this the things, the Barcelona has ensured be the first option for the forward of face to the 2023/24. Xavi Hernández understands that has a big arsenal in the offensive front but no all will keep inside the once finalised team the course. Players like Ferran Torres and Raphinha have not left good feelings in the first-half of the season, what will leave them in the ramp of exit if they do not attain to improve his performance in the final stretch of the campaign. Everything is on the table.