Alexis Sanchez’s nightmare at Manchester United may reportedly end this summer depending on whether he can agree to the ONE condition.
United thought they had hit the jackpot when they traded Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Arsenal for Sanchez in January 2018. The club handed him both the iconic no.7 jersey and a four-and-a-half-year contract.
Sanchez also became the Premier League’s highest-paid player, with a staggering £500,000 per week.
The Red Devils’ decision to give Sanchez such a lucrative deal had already raised plenty of eyebrows back then. But the Chilean forward’s performances for Arsenal in his three-and-a-half year stay had attracted many suitors – most notably neighbours Manchester City.
Citizens boss Pep Guardiola had worked with Sanchez at Barcelona, and was keen to reunite in a £60m in 2017. However, Arsenal’s failure to sign Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco at the time saw a summer deadline day transfer collapse.
Therefore, United were quick to scoop in and sign Sanchez last year after City had decided against making another attempt at signing the 30-year-old.
But it turns out that United’s big investment in the Chile international has completely backfired. In 25 appearances this season, Sanchez has scored just twice in all competitions.
Not helping matters for the ex-Barcelona star is that he’s had to put up with knee, thigh and hamstring injuries. This has severely impacted on Sanchez’s game time as he’s only made a seven-minute cameo in United’s last six league games.
Now the Independent have reported that Inter Milan are the sole remaining European club interested in signing Sanchez after Paris Saint-Germain withdrew their interest.
Although, for the Chilean to end his Old Trafford disaster, he will have to take a massive pay cut. As things stand, Sanchez’s representatives are still working out on whether or not it’s worth it.
United captain Antonio Valencia, who will leave in the summer as a free agent, is also of interest to Inter.