In the final act of the transfer market, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco finds himself in the eye of the storm. The next few hours will be crucial to determine the fate of the Belgium winger, who could be close to leaving Atlético de Madrid and embarking on a new adventure in Saudi Arabia with Al Shabab.
The news that shook the world of football was announced by well-known journalist Fabrizio Romano, who specializes in the transfer market. According to Romano, Carrasco had a personal agreement with Al Shabab, suggesting the player’s genuine interest in the change of scenery. However, Atlético de Madrid are not ready to let their talented winger go without receiving a significant sum of money.
Ferreira Carrasco, one step away from going to Saudi Arabia
Al-Shabab’s offer is already on the table for Atlético de Madrid and the numbers aren’t negligible: 15 million euros plus another 2 million in bonuses. A number that could be tempting for the mattress club, but is still being negotiated.
Uncertainty reigns at Wanda Metropolitano as Atlético don’t want to go out of business until the last day of the market and are trying to have room to hire a substitute should Carrasco eventually decide to pack his bags for Saudi Arabia.
The clock ticks inexorably and Yannick Carrasco’s final answer is expected to be announced this Thursday. Meanwhile, Atlético de Madrid fans hold their breath, hoping their star can stay in the squad despite the crucial hours ahead. On the other hand, Al Shabab remains optimistic that this operation can go ahead and that the services of a player of Carrasco’s quality will be available in their ranks.
In short, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco’s future is on a tightrope and the next few days will be crucial if he becomes the next footballer to push boundaries in search of new horizons in the Saudi league.