Already voicing a desire back in January, Yannick Carrasco has made his intentions clear about leaving China after a year and a half away from Europe.
A number of clubs came knocking, among which were Arsenal, but Dalian Yifang’s reluctance to deal with a loan made any potential move collapse.
Fast forward to this summer, and it appears there is far more chance of Carrasco getting his wish granted, as he patiently waits for everything to be resolved.
Speaking to AS after Belgium’s 3-0 win over Scotland on Tuesday evening, the 26-year-old held his cards close to his chest, but once again reminded everyone of his hopes and dreams.
He said: “Everyone knows I want to return to Europe. Now it depends on my president and I hope a solution is found. I can’t speak of the (interested) club, but I hope that everything can be sorted.
“I’m not the one who decides. That’s my president. He will decide if he lets me leave or not, but I hope I can return”.
AS directly mentioned Arsenal, but the forward, as you can see, doesn’t want to reveal his potential next destination, which might not be the Emirates after all.
We say this because SportBild revealed earlier on Wednesday that FC Bayern are also keeping an eye on the Belgium international, just in case their talks for Leroy Sané fall to pieces.
If the German side are promising him he can take over from Franck Ribéry down their left hand side, Champions League football and a potential Bundesliga medal might be a bit more enticing than battling it out for a top four finish and the Europa League with Arsenal.