Former Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco set for Betis

Former Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco, currently at Chinese club Dalian Yifang, is close to joining Real Betis.

A report in El Desmarque claims that the Belgian international is ‘a step away’ from joining the Seville-based club in the January transfer window.

The 26-year-old, who moved to the Chinese Super League at the start of 2018, has confirmed previously he wants to return to European football to advance his career.

He has been in sterling form for the Chinese club this year – netting 17 goals in 25 league games and also providing eight assists.

Earlier this year, there had been reports that Italian giants Milan alongside English duo Arsenal and Manchester United had been interested in a deal for the China-based player.

Carrasco joined Atleti from Monaco in the summer of 2015 and netted 23 goals in 124 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side, including in the 2016 Champions League final.

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