Newcastle have reportedly made Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco ‘their great goal’ in the summer transfer window.
The Belgian joined Atletico in 2015 before joining Chinese Super League outfit DL Yifang for £27m. He returned to Spain in 2020 for £24.3m.
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He has made 218 appearances for the La Liga side, scoring 37 goals and providing 39 assists in the process.
Newcastle and Tottenham reportedly tried to sign Carrasco in January, however, it is believed that the player ‘did not contemplate’ a move.
Diego Simeone regards the 28-year-old as an ‘essential’ player, but his situation ‘could be different’ in the summer.
A report from Goal suggests that the Magpies are hoping that he is available for a transfer in the upcoming window, with the outlet stating that Carrasco is ‘their great summer goal’.
‘Newcastle will launch to get the signing’ done and are ‘considering’ negotiating with Atletico, whilst seeing his €60m transfer clause as a possibility.
Carrasco knows Magpies right-back Kieran Trippier from the England international’s time in Madrid. Assistant coach, Graeme Jones, also knows the winger having worked in the Belgium setup with Roberto Martinez.
| As soon as the season is over, Newcastle will begin talks to sign Yannick Carrasco.
They plan on negotiating with Atlético Madrid or even pay his €60m release clause.
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Meanwhile, Newcastle are reportedly ‘closing in’ on the signing of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
The 25-year-old progressed through the ranks at Old Trafford. After a successful spell at Sheffield United, he returned to the Red Devils ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
After breaking into the United team last season, Henderson lost his place in the starting XI to David De Gea, who has carried his side at times this campaign.
The England shot-stopper is desperate for game time, however, had a move to St James’ Park blocked in the winter transfer window.
According to Manchester Evening News, Newcastle are ‘closing in’ on the signing as they look to bring in a new goalkeeper.
Newcastle make Atletico man ‘their great goal’, will ‘launch’ to sign him ‘as soon as the season ends’ (msn.com)