Social media is a new dimension to the transfer speculations in recent years, with mere tweets or an innocent Instagram photo by a high profile target being interpreted as one thing or another with regard to a potential move.
But often, the thread runs deep, and connections are drawn where seemingly none exists. A similar thing seems to be at hand with regard to Man Utd’s latest winter target.
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The bid, if true, certainly betters City’s initial offer of £20 million for the Chilean, who wanted a move away from the Emirates in the summer itself.
The last-ditch effort on part of Jose Mourinho has ensured that supporters have thrown themselves into a crazed frenzy over the possibility that Sanchez could join them.
And now, a few eagle-eyed supporters seem to have interpreted one social media follow in particular to mean definitive things in their favor.
Sanchez’s agent, Fernando Felicevich, has recently followed Man Utd on Twitter, and several Red Devils’ fans strongly believe this to mean that the 29-year-old will move to Old Trafford. Many even stormed to Twitter to make their points known.
Just putting it out there.. this is Alexis Sánchez' agent. Interesting new follow there (honestly, I have no idea how long he has followed them, but hey, lets all be muppets for a minute ..) pic.twitter.com/RHnCi0eLZX
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) January 11, 2018
All in all, the late nature of the move does not seem to entail the possibility, but it is certainly wishful thinking on part of the Man Utd faithful.
If Mourinho stands any chance of making the signing, then he must be willing to outdo whatever amount City throw about next, in addition to swaying Sanchez’s mind away from the Sky Blues.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.