Alexis Sanchez has been in the mill throughout the summer, as he continues to make his way out of the Emirates. The Chilean is confident that Manchester City will come looking for his services, reports from the Manchester Evening News have claimed.
Pep Guardiola looks confident of landing the 28-year-old at the Etihad, after French Giants Paris Saint-Germain pulled out of the race to sign him. The Parisian side was unwilling to match the wages of Arsenal’s superstar which was reported to be around £500,000-a-week.
While Arsene Wenger remains adamant of the fact that Sanchez will remain at the Emirates for another season, there is a growing belief that the Chilean is trying to force a move to the blue side of Manchester.
City have reportedly offered £50m for the services of the mercurial winger. But more than that, there are two great reasons for the Chilean to sign for the Blues. First is the lure of Champions League football that Arsenal will not provide him this season, and the second is of reuniting with former manager Pep Guardiola.
As of now, the situation stands quite bizarre for both Sanchez and Arsenal. The Gunners can’t guarantee that the former Barcelona man will sign a contract extension with them, and then they stand the chance of losing him for free next summer.
Sanchez, on the other hand, looks half-hearted to stay at Arsenal, and if this remains the case, we could see a considerable dip in the performances of the Chilean.
However, Arsenal’s resolve will be put to the test thoroughly once the transfer window draws to a close, and it would be interesting to see if the Gunners’ hierarchy would be willing to sell such a lethal player to a Premier League rival.
The final word on this particular story could be expected to be on the lines that Sanchez will make a switch to reunite with his former boss, as Wenger would come under immense pressure from his administration to make a fortune out of the Chilean whilst they still can.
Written by Soumyarendra Barik
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