Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco look set to leave Atletico Madrid for newly-promoted Chinese side Dalian Yifang in £10million-a-year deal.
Ahead of the Chinese season commencing in March, clubs have until February 28 to secure signings for the upcoming campaign with newly-promoted Dalian Yifang showing their intent with the flying winger.
The 24-year-old will become the second Belgian international to swap European football for China after midfielder Axel Witsel joined Tianjin Quanjian in January 2017.
The Chinese club are believed to be weighing up a double scoop from the club with team-mate Fernando Torres, who boss Diego Simeone confirmed is available to leave, also of interest.
Carrasco was left out of the 19-man squad for Thursday’s Europa League second leg against FC Copenhagen to all-but-confirm his pending departure from Madrid.
Former Monaco attacker Carrasco has previously been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United but his latest move is further proof of a stuttering career.
HIGH PROFILE PLAYERS TRANSFER MOVE TO CHINA
Ezequiel Lavezzi: Paris Saint-Germain to Hebei China Fortune (2016)
Javier Mascherano: Barcelona to Hebei China Fortune (2018)
Hulk: Zenit St Petersburg to Shanghai SIPG (2016)
Oscar: Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG (2017)
Fredy Guarin: Inter Milan to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua (2016)
Axel Witsel: Zenit St Petersburg to Tianjin Quanjian (2017)
Graziano Pelle: Southampton to Shandong Luneng (2016).
His relationship with Atletico manager Simeone turned out to be progressively strain after the January signing of Vitolo extremely restricted the Belgian’s playing time with the World Cup coming soon.
Belgian head coach Roberto Martinez has a plenty of alternatives in wide attacking areas with Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens are certain starters.
Having scored in the 2016 Champions League last, Carrasco never hit the statures numerous normal as he went ahead to show up, scoring only 23 goals.