Atlético Madrid have announced another signing (somewhat), as the club made official Yannick Carrasco’s return on a permanent deal from Dalian Pro. No transfer fee has been mentioned to this point.
[ ] @CarrascoY21 is a Red & White! ⚡— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 8, 2020
The Belgian signs a 4️⃣-year contract with Atleti after reaching a transfer agreement with Dalian Professional FC
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The 27-year-old jetted back to the Spanish capital from international duty with Belgium to complete the deal, and he’s now back in training with his teammates, linked to the club through 2024.
Carrasco was an absolute star in the Chinese Super League after his transfer there in 2018, and he came back to Atlético on loan in a surprise deadline day move this past January. He was key in helping the team secure third place and registered one goal with four assists over 16 games.
Any issues the winger may have had with Diego Simeone apparently have been worked out, and he always maintained that he wanted to stay following his return from China. Atlético always were keen on extending his stay in Madrid, too. He looks set to become an important part of Simeone’s plans again, as his ability to unbalance a defense through his speed and dribbling isn’t really replicated elsewhere in the squad.
Carrasco initially signed for Atlético from Monaco in 2015, and he has scored 24 goals while handing out 21 assists across his 140 appearances as a colchonero.