Yannick Carrasco will make a return to his former club after spending nearly 2 years with Chinese club Dalian Yifang. He joined Dalian Yifang in February 2018.
After two successful seasons with the Chinese club, the Belgium international has resigned with Atletico Madrid.
He played 3 seasons with Atletico Madrid under Diego Simeone after joining from Monaco in 2015. He made 124 appearances during his first stint with the club and scored 24 goals along 17 assists.
But, the Belgium forward clashed with Simeone and left Atletico Madrid in the middle of the 2017-18 season.
Atletico Madrid have signed Carrasco on an initial six-month loan deal with an option to make the transfer permanent in the summer for €12.5m.
Atletico tried and failed to sign Edinson Cavani from PSG for the duration of the transfer market. The team needs attacking help and Carrasco has wanted to return to Europe for some time. Dalian Yifang are owned by the Wanda Group — which also sponsors the Wanda Metropolitano, so it helped the transfer to complete smoothly.
Simeone said: “[Carrasco] is excited and wants to be here. If the paperwork is done, he will certainly be with us [against Madrid]. I want him to come with the same commitment we spoke about on the telephone. I liked Yannick’s desire to come to Atletico. That is an important step for what can happen next.”
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