Manchester United are seriously looking to reinforce their attack before the transfer deadline ends and they have made multiple attempts to lure players from Atletico Madrid.
As per Marca (news image provided below), the 20-time English champions offered fees worth £149m (170 million euros) for Joao Felix and Matheus Cunha but the Rojiblancos said ‘No’.
The famous Spanish news source claim Atletico’s backbone is not in danger and they have decided not to sell any key players in the summer transfer window.
Still, the dilemma is that the Colchoneros cannot do anything if a team opts to activate the release clause of a star player, which is exactly what the Red Devils threaten to do.
After getting offers rejected for Felix and Cunha, Man United threaten to secure the signing of Yannick Carrasco by activating the release clause of £50.9m (60 million euros).
The Belgian international’s current contract at the Wanda Metropolitano will expire in less than two years. The 28-year-old is an important member of Simeone’s squad but his salary is low and the Spanish side are pushing for an extension.
For now, Man United have not made any offer but Atletico fear that if the exit clause is met and the player is convinced, then they will not be able to do anything to keep him.
Carrasco is a versatile attacker, who can effectively play on either flank. The 57-capped player, who scored in the 2016 Champions League final, was a key star in the Rojiblancos squad that won the La Liga title in 2020-21.
Last season, he started 28 games in the league under Simeone and directly contributed 12 goals (6 goals and 6 assists). In your view, should Man Utd activate the £50.9m clause to sign the Belgian winger?