How long will Yannick Carrasco remain active at Atlético Madrid? If it depends on the Red Devil himself, his time in Madrid is over. According to sources at Marca, Carrasco would have rejected a pay rise at the time.
A few weeks ago, the Spanish Marca reported that Yannick Carrasco intends to leave Atlético Madrid as soon as possible. The Red Devil would feel “cheated” because the Madrid club did not keep to the agreements regarding his contract. Atlético itself also agreed that Carrasco could leave the club for an amount of 40 million euros and not the previously mentioned 60 million.
On Saturday, thanks to insiders at Diego Simeone’s club, Marca came out with more details about the ongoing contract problems. For example, after the champion year in 2021, Atlético would have offered Carrasco a 25% increase on his net salary. The club wanted to extend the contract, which runs until June 2024, at that time. In this way, Atlético wanted to thank Carrasco for his contribution to the title and to ensure that he could remain active at a high level until the end of his career. In addition, a bonus was included in the contract if the team qualified for the Champions League, something that has been achieved in recent seasons.
In consultation with his agent Pini Zahavi, Carrasco then ignored the contract improvement. Our compatriot would believe that he is entitled to more. To the point that he is in the same salary range as teammates Koke and Saul Niguez. The fact that this has not been met may therefore explain why Carrasco feels cheated and wants to leave.