Barcelona agreed a summer buy option with Atletico Madrid for Yannick Carrasco as part of their sale of Memphis Depay.
WHAT HAPPENED? Barcelona agreed to sell Memphis to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday for €3 million. But the Blaugrana managed to snag a summer €15-20 million buy option for Carrasco as part of the deal, according to ESPN. The Belgian winger was reportedly involved in the negotiations the whole way, with Barcelona at one point querying about an immediate swap deal.
Carrasco, 29, has been a regular fixture in manager Diego Simeone’s teams and won La Liga in 2020-21, however he recently expressed a desire to move to Camp Nou.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Following the Memphis transfer, Barcelona will use Carrasco as wing depth should they go through with the summer option to purchase him.