The Alexis Sanchez transfer saga got a new twist and this time the potential suitors might be another club from the Premier League. It is being speculated that the 13-time Premier League champions Manchester United are looking to make a bid for the Chilean star striker, who is currently plying his trade for their arch-rivals Arsenal.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs from the Premier League including the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea over the last couple of months. Now that the Red Devils have reportedly entered the race, it is going to be really exciting to see the end of this story.
Manchester United have brought in a number of players in the summer, including the Belgian star Romelu Lukaku, who has been performing at his best for his current club since his arrival. However, their gaffer Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing competition for him and might look to make Sanchez his first signing in the winter transfer window.
The brilliant forward is termed as one of Europe’s best and has been an integral part of his current club Arsenal. He arrived at the club in the year 2014 and has been one of the mainstays in the attack for the Gunners.
However, he declined the offer to sign a new contract with the club, looking to quit the Emirates Stadium in the summer with only one more year left on his contract.
Sanchez can play as a lone striker and also has the ability to play as a winger, assisting the main man to get goals for the team. He is a prolific scorer from both long and short range, whether in open play or from a set-piece situation. His physical presence in the rival territory is an ominous threat to the opposition, as he has the ability to score goals on a consistent basis, at the highest stage.
The inclusion of such an incredible player can be a good one for the reigning Europa League champions and a move to Old Trafford looks to be a real possibility for the Chilean marksman.
In fact, the Arsenal striker might be much happy if the move materialises, as he has been very disappointed that his side has not been playing at their best in the last term and in this season so far, as they could not finish in the top four for the first time since 1998. Can Mourinho lure him to Old Trafford?