Juventus Prepare Summer Swoop for Carrasco


Serie A champions Juventus have been denied a chance to sign the Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Ferreira Carrasco this winter.

Diego Simeone was reluctant to let his out-of-favour player leave as Atletico Madrid continue to fight on multiple fronts this season but the arrival of Vitolo is expected to further limit Carrasco’s playing time in the second part of the season.

The Belgium international made only seven starts for Atleti this season and has been frustrated by the lack of first-team opportunities which could have a huge impact on his chances of landing a starting spot in Beligum’s World Cup side.

Spanish media report that Juventus are ready to return for the flamboyant winger at the end of the season and that plans are already being made for the summer bid.