Report: Monaco reject Tottenham approach for Yannick Ferreira Carrasco

Tottenham WHL

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly had a bid rejected for Carrasco.

As reported by Le10 Sport, Spurs have made a formal approach to sign Yannick Ferreira Carrasco from Monaco, which has been swiftly rejected.

The value the North London club submitted for the bid was ‘considered insufficient’ by Monaco chiefs, although there was no reference to the amount that Spurs offered to the Ligue 1 outfit.

Carrasco, 21, is a fully-capped Belgian international who has played for Monaco since 2010, having signed from Genk in his homeland. He is a fully established member of the first-team set-up, making 52 appearances for ASM last term.

He scored eight goals and registering 14 assists, playing regularly on the wing, although he can also feature as a number 10 if needed. To record such impressive statistics at such a young age is a sign of real promise, and Spurs have earmarked Carrasco as a player who would improve their attacking efficiency.

With their opening bid being rejected, it is likely that Spurs will make a second approach for Carrasco, although the report has no indications as to whether Monaco are willing to sell him.

Is Carrasco the right fit for Spurs?

Spurs already have a selection of wingers in their team, with Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela, Andros Townsend, Aaron Lennon, Christian Eriksen and even Harry Kane able to play out wide. Whilst Townsend and Lennon could leave this summer, the wide positions are not the main areas that need strengthening by Mauricio Pochettino.

Unless Carrasco is being brought in to actively replace one of Chadli or Lamela it is unlikely he would want to leave consistent first-team football at a Champions League club. He would undoubtedly improve the strength in depth at White Hart Lane, but would surely need guarantees of first-team football if he was to make the switch to North London.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch