Manchester United Offered ‘Superb’ Midfielder After Injury Blow Leaves Squad Bare

Target for Manchester United, Yannick Carrasco

According to The Telegraph, a Manchester United Yannick Carrasco deal could be likely, with Atletico Madrid offering the Red Devils the Belgian midfielder. Carrasco has previously been described as “superb” by ESPN for the quality of his performances in the Champions League.

Manchester United Yannick Carrasco Move Potentially On

Why Do Manchester United Need the Deal?

In Manchester United’s recent FA Cup match against Reading, Andy Carroll dove into Christian Eriksen with a nasty scissor tackle. In spite of the Dane attempting to continue on, it appears that he will be missing for the majority of the remainder of the season. This leaves space for a quality midfielder. As the Red Devils push to bring Champions League football to the club in the 2023/24 season, good recruitment and ensuring depth in this window is key.

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Is There Any Competition for the Move?

The Telegraph’s report says that the Belgian is more likely to move to Barcelona in this window. Carrasco has evidently found himself out of favour at his current club with several suitors all lining up a move for the international. In spite of interest from the Catalan club, a move isn’t necessarily likely. They are still struggling with Financial Fair Play rules, and signing such a high-reputation player could prove to be a huge challenge on the increasingly tight budgets that Barcelona are dealing with. However, this is great news for Manchester United.

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What Could Be The Terms of a Manchester United Yannick Carrasco Deal?

There isn’t any need for a permanent midfielder, given the nature of the gap in the squad. Therefore, a Manchester United Yannick Carrasco move is more likely to come in the form of a loan, per the report in The Telegraph. However, clubs are always looking to add quality where they can, so a permanent deal could be in the offing depending on how negotiations go.

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