Race for Alexis Sanchez heating up
Several clubs lining up bid to sign arsenal icon Alexis Sanchez.
In the past few years after joining Arsenal from FC Barcelona in 2014 for a fee of reportedly 31.7m£, Cobreloa academy product Alexis Alejandro Sanchez served as the main weapon of the Gunners.
After finding himself dropped to the bench for several games, the 28 year old former Blaugrana forward is likely to depart the Emirates at the end of this season. Stats of him so far this season is 24 goals & 12 assists after playing 47 games in all competitions.
As the Chilean is destined to leave Arsenal this summer, naturally a transfer war sparked among big European clubs. According to Mirror and Marca, Barcelona are one of the favourites in case of signing Alexis. Especially when Jorge Sampaoli will probably succeed Luis Enrique, he will definitely want to see him at Camp Nou.
Apart from this, the Catalan giants are also considering him as a replacement of Neymar because Manchester United is still trying their best to pluck the Brazilian skipper from Barca.
According to Dailymail & several other sources Antonio Conté wants Alexis Sanchez to be a part of his preferred 3-4-3 tactics & reports say that the former Udinese striker is eager to join the Chelsea boss and could follow a well-trodden route from the Emirates to the Stamford bridge.
Astonishingly PSG have taken an interest in Sanchez.The French champions have pulled off a number of big-name deals in the last few years & now they are planning to swap the deal of Alexis Sanchez. Already having Angel Di Maria & Edinson Cavani, former Sevilla manager Unai Emery will want to strengthen his attacking line up more by adding Sanchez.
Having Serie A experience and knowledge of Italian customs, Sanchez can easily adapt his life in Turin as Juventus are reportedly a front runner in the race to sign him. Tactically diversifying manager of Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri is quite interested to work with the former Colo Colo winger as he wants to make his own fierce attacking trio with Higuain & Paulo Dybala just like the much famed MSN and BBC of Barcelona & Real Madrid respectively.
The Chilean spoke out about his future in Arsenal in an interview with a Chilean newspaper Publimetro,“I am happy in London and I hope to finish my contract at Arsenal,”.“I want to stay in a winning team and keep playing in the same city. I want to play in a team that has aspirations.
“I’m 28-years-old, I still have a lot ahead of me. I am a player who takes great care of himself.” He added.