TOTTENHAM have opened talks with Atletico Madrid to signal Yannick Carrasco, in response to reviews.
Antonio Conte is a giant fan of the Belgian, 28, having beforehand tried to signal him for Spurs on January switch deadline day.
Atletico Madrid are ready to promote Yannick CarrascoCredit: Getty
Atletico didn’t wish to promote on the time however they may now take heed to provides of round £25million, report The Telegraph.
Carrasco has been an vital participant for Diego Simeone since his return to the membership following a two-year spell in China – however the Spanish giants are reportedly underneath strain to promote to fulfill LaLiga’s wage cap.
Manchester United additionally confirmed an curiosity in Carrasco earlier this month however are concentrating their funds on signing Antony from Ajax.
That means Spurs are the frontrunners for Carrasco with Atletico ready to promote earlier than Thursday’s switch deadline.
If he indicators Carrasco would offer competitors for Emerson Royal at proper wing-back, regardless of Matt Doherty and £20m summer time signing Djed Spence additionally with the ability to play that function.
But his versatility means Carrasco also can play additional ahead and on the left-flank – very similar to Ivan Perisic.
If Carrasco does arrive he might be Spurs’ eighth signing of the summer time – however boss Conte believes they’re nonetheless in need of competing with groups on the high stage.
He mentioned: “If you examine to final season, we’re extra full.
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“But to succeed in different groups on the high stage, we want time, persistence and switch markets, not less than two switch markets to succeed in the identical stage.”
Conte can be eager for Harry Kane to signal a brand new contract for the reason that England captain has lower than two years remaining on his deal.