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Roberto Martinez speaks on Yannick Carrasco’s future amid Arsenal interest

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has said that he has no issues with Yannick Ferreira Carrasco remaining in the Chinese Super League.

The 25-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal this summer after making it public that he would prefer to return to Europe.

Speaking to HLN, Martinez said that he has no concerns with players featuring in the Far East and that won’t hamper their prospects with the national team, he said:

“Yannick feels his moment has come. Who am I to stop him? He doesn’t necessarily have to leave China. I even plan a visit to the country, also to see [Mousa] Dembélé. Playing football in China is not an issue for me.”

Unai Emery‘s side are deemed to have already agreed personal terms with the former Atletico Madrid man, but they are still to finalise a transfer sum with Dalian Yifang.

The north London giants are said to be working on a limited transfer kitty of around £45m and Carrasco’s transfer should finish off most of the budget unless they are able to offload some of the existing squad players.

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