So what was the point of all the Yannick Carrasco rumors?
“Dalian Yifang have taken Yannick Carrasco off the market,” said agent Federico Pastorello, amid #ACMilan , #Inter and #Arsenal interest https://t.co/q0SG5CHjBp #AFC #FCIM pic.twitter.com/ER2gMGMofw— footballitalia (@footballitalia) January 30, 2019
Carrasco’s agent, Federico Pastorello, said:
It’s very unlikely he’ll move, as Dalian Yifang have formally taken him off the market,
His name could be back in the headlines over the summer. In truth, the negotiations never really started. There were some shows of interest from Italy, but we never went beyond that.
All of the Carrasco rumors seemed to come from his camp, so does this mean that it was all just a way to get a better contract or try and convince a team to pony up for him? Or perhaps the interest stopped as soon as the salary demands were mentioned?
Either way, Carrasco’s probably not coming, whatever.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Atalanta beat Juventus in the Coppa Italia. [Football-Italia.net]
Fiorentina beat AS Roma 7-1 in the other Coppa Italia quarterfinal. [Viola Nation]
Chelsea have loaned Lucas Piazon to Chievo Verona. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
Sebastian Giovinco is leaving Toronto FC for Saudi club Al-Hilal. [Waking the Red]
Los Angeles Football Club have signed Salvadoran forward Rodolfo Zelaya. [Angels on Parade]
Miguel Layún has left Villarreal and gone back to Mexico to join Monterrey. [FMF State of Mind]
AFC Bournemouth beat Chelsea 4-0. [BBC.com]
PSG are reportedly interested in D.C. United’s Argentina international Luciano Acosta. [Black & Red United]