Another day, another terrible piece of transfer news.
As if this January window couldn’t get any more farcical, another move for another left wing target has fallen through.
First Arsenal’s move for Inter winger Ivan Perisic collapsed, with the Serie A giants unwilling to loan out the Croatian international.
And now, Yannick Carrasco, the alternative target after the Perisic deal hit a brick wall, is also set to avoid North London after his club Dalian Yifang decided the Gunners’ loan fee for the Belgium international was too low.
BBC reporter David Ornstein broke the news, also revealing that a superior offer from AC Milan looks to have sealed the deal for the former Atletico Madrid man.
Carrasco to Arsenal off. Player part fine but loan fee offer far too low to suggest recent interest was as serious as it seemed early Jan. Better offer from another club (reportedly AC Milan) & Dalian Yifang were offered replacement but reluctant so set to stay in China #AFC #ACM
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2019
While a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez is done and another move for PSG midfielder Christopher Nkunku is very much in the works still, it is concerning that no defensive reinforcements have been brought in this month, while there is clearly not enough money at Unai Emery’s disposal to even secure a sufficient enough loan fee for a left winger.
The Summer spending money can’t come soon enough.