Alexis Sanchez reckons he’s still got another “five or six years left” of European football in him amid links of a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
Sanchez, who recently joined Serie A giants Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal, is allegedly on Beckham’s shortlist of players to sign ahead of Miami’s debut campaign in the MLS next year.
These rumours came about following a disastrous 18-month spell at Manchester United for Sanchez. Simply put, he couldn’t perform as expected with just a mere five goals to his name in 45 appearances.
Now the former Udinese forward has returned to the Serie A with Inter, where he hopes to rediscover his best form. However, it’s understood the Nerazzurri don’t have a buy-option included as part of their deal with United.
Fueling this was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealing that the door remains open for Sanchez to return to Old Trafford.
But former United midfielder Beckham has other ideas. Apparently, he fancies making Sanchez a marquee signing for Miami’s first MLS season.
Although it seems Beckham may be in for a longer than expected wait for the striker.
“I always have offers,” said Sanchez in a press conference ahead of the Chile and Argentina friendly in Los Angeles on Friday.
“They had told me about Miami. But I have got five or six years left at a good level in Europe. One day I could play in the United States.
“I’d like it a lot to play in MLS, it is a league that is growing and is very good.”
Sanchez will have to until September 14 against old club Udinese at the earliest, though, to make his Inter debut. Head coach Antonio Conte left him benched during the club’s 2-1 win at Cagliari last Sunday in the Serie A.
The Italian instead started Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez up front, with the strike duo scoring both goals.