Earlier this year, it was made clear that Tottenham had taken an interest in Yannick Carrasco, who is currently a regular starter at Atlético Madrid.
Well, fast forward to June 23rd, and it’s just Tottenham left from those two, as AS in Spain claim a few Premier League clubs have made him ‘important offers’.
It’s mainly them, Chelsea and Manchester United who have ‘knocked on his door with the idea of probing the possibility of a change of scenery this summer’.
The problem with all this is Carrasco is seen as a ‘fundamental man’ in Diego Simeone’s plans, which is why the manager has made it clear that none of the offers that may reach the club’s offices be listened to.
However, Carrasco, down his end, ‘feels entitled to request a review of his contract’, as his current wage is ‘average’ on the club’s scale, with the likes of Jan Oblak, Antoine Griezmann and Koke in the higher tier.
All this means that for any club to get to talk with him, they will need to trigger his €60m release clause; a fee still seen as a ‘big deal’ for big Premier League clubs like Tottenham.
Still, Carrasco isn’t looking for a move at this moment in time, but should a departure take place out of the blue, ‘it would be a big problem for Simeone’, who would then have to replace him.
That’s why a new contract might be something the club looks at, ‘both to increase the years left on his contract and his salary’.
This could be one that Tottenham might have to wait out, because if renewal talks don’t start, Carrasco might begin to get antsy.