Monaco winger Yannick Ferreira Carrasco has reportedly agreed a five-year contract with Atletico Madrid, who will pay €15m for 75 percent of his ownership.
According to Marca, Atleti CEO Miguel Angel Gil tied up the deal with the Principality outfit on Thursday after negotiations with Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan collapsed.
Consequently, Angel Correa will now stay at the Vicente Calderon instead of making way for his fellow Argentine on the grounds that the club would have exceeded their non-EU quota.
Ferreira Carrasco, a Belgium international of Spanish descent, has long been on Los Colchoneros’ agenda, but Atleti have accelerated their interest in the player following Arda Turan’s departure to Barcelona.
The attacker’s arrival also seemingly rules out the prospect of Arda, who was unveiled at Camp Nou on Friday, returning to the Spanish capital, as per Barca’s sell-back clause if their new board did not want to keep him.