Barcelona Eyeing Yannick Carrasco as Potential Replacement for Ferran Torres

June 12, 2023 12:39 pm

Barcelona’s determination to offload Ferran Torres during the upcoming summer transfer window, with the aim of generating around €40 million from his sale, was previously reported.

Unfortunately, Torres has not performed up to expectations, and with Barcelona in need of financial resources, they have set their sights on transferring the 23-year-old forward, along with fellow Spanish talent Ansu Fati.

In the event that the sale of Torres goes through, Gabriel Sans of Mundo Deportivo reveals that Barcelona will attempt to secure the signature of Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco as a replacement. Follow your favourite La Liga team with attractive betting odds from Empire777.

Barcelona ideally seeks a versatile forward capable of playing across the frontline, much like Torres, and Carrasco has emerged as a viable alternative in their eyes.

The 29-year-old Belgian international is entering the final year of his contract with Atletico Madrid. In January, Barcelona obtained a purchase option for Carrasco worth €16 million as part of the deal that sent Memphis Depay to the Civitas Metropolitano.

At this stage, Carrasco is not Barcelona’s top priority. However, his ability to provide an unpredictable presence on the flanks, coupled with his goal-scoring prowess (he scored ten goals across all competitions in the 2022/23 season), make him an enticing prospect for the Blaugrana.

Carrasco possesses extensive experience, exhibits impressive ball control, and does not shy away from defensive responsibilities, all of which enhance his appeal to Barcelona.

Despite initial reports suggesting a cooling interest from the Catalans regarding the 29-year-old winger, it may not be entirely accurate. Should Barcelona successfully part ways with Torres, they could indeed make a move for Carrasco.

Nonetheless, Barcelona might seek to negotiate the €16 million price tag and aim to reach a lower fee agreement with Atletico Madrid for Carrasco. Get the latest updates from the La Liga only on Nextbet Sports.