Yannick Carrasco re-joins Atletco Madrid as playmaker signs from Dalian on loan until the end of the season
A familiar face has returned to Atletico Madrid in the shape of Yannick Carrasco – after he re-joined the club on loan until the end of the season.
Carrasco has spent two-and-a-half seasons in the Spanish capital before leaving for the Dalian Yifang and lures of the wealthy Chinese Super League in February 2018.
However, the 26-year-old has returned to Atletico on a temporary basis with the start of Chinese Super League indefinitely suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Yannick Carrasco (centre) has re-joined Atletico Madrid on loan from Chinese side Dalian
Atletico revealed tweeted this on Friday – with the playmaker there until the end of the season
Carrasco also needs to play regularly to be involved in Roberto Martinez’s Euro 2020 plans with Belgium.
The attacking wide player passed his medical at the University of Navarra Clinic and took part in Atletico’s training session on Friday ahead of their mouthwatering derby with bitter rivals against Real 24 hours later.
The move sees him also now team up again with Atletico manager Diego Simeone. During his first spell under the Argentine, he scored 23 goals and provided 17 assists in 124 games.
He has played 52 games for Dalian, scoring 24 goals alongside 17 assists.
Carrasco wanted to leave China and get regular first-team football ahead of Euro 2020