Atletico Madrid ‘regret’ not selling misfiring forward in the summer window – report

by | 21 October, 2022 | LaLiga News

Yannick Ferreira Carrasco

Yannick Ferreira Carrasco

It has not been a great season for Yannick Ferreira Carrasco so far. The Belgian international was one of the key players for Atletico Madrid last season, but the wide attacker has struggled to replicate his form this time around.

In 13 competitive matches, Carrasco has scored only one goal so far, which has coincided with Atletico Madrid’s shortcomings in the attacking unit.

Indeed, Carrasco has not been able to help out the team with his attacking runs out wide. His lack of productivity has also been an issue and overall, he is only a shadow of the player he once was two years ago, when he helped Atletico Madrid win the league title.

In light of his poor performances, more than one figure at Atletico Madrid now regrets not selling Carrasco in the summer, when they had the opportunity to offload him for a lucrative fee, reports MARCA.

The report suggests Carrasco had a €60 million release clause embedded in his contract in the summer. Tottenham Hotspur were one of the clubs considering a move for the Belgian international. However, the move did not materialise and the player ended up remaining at Wanda Metropolitano.

But the Atletico Madrid camp now believes not selling Carrasco in the summer was a huge mistake, as they had the opportunity to generate sizable revenue.

Carrasco’s poor form has not helped either, with the winger already losing his place as an established starter in Diego Simeone’s setup. The player’s role in the team could dwindle further following the permanent signing of Antoine Griezmann.

Atletico are also sounding out the market for potential attacking reinforcements, so it will not come as a surprise to see Carrasco being offloaded in the upcoming January transfer window either.