Carrasco makes permanent move to Atletico Madrid

Yannick Carrasco first joined Atletico from AS Monaco in 2015 before leaving for Dalian Yifang in February 2018.

Yannick Carrasco has signed a four-year deal with Atletico Madrid.   -  Getty Images

Atletico Madrid has signed winger Yannick Carrasco on a permanent deal from Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang after the Belgium international enjoyed a successful loan spell back with the Spanish side last season.

A statement from Atletico on Tuesday said Carrasco, 27, had signed a four-year deal with the club, which finished third in La Liga last season and reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

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Carrasco first joined Atletico from AS Monaco in 2015 and scored for the club in the 2016 Champions League final against Real Madrid, which they drew 1-1 before losing in a penalty shootout.

He left for Dalian in February 2018 alongside Atletico team mate Nico Gaitan but re-joined earlier this year and was a crucial part of the team's push to finish third when the campaign resumed after being halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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