Manchester United emerged as surprised contenders for an unsettled Alexis Sanchez after what seemed like an imminent departure to the Etihad. But there’s a catch.
The talented winger attempted to push a deal through to Manchester City during the summer transfer window, but failed to do so after Arsenal’s move for AS Monaco’s Thomas Lemar failed to materialise.
Nevertheless, Sanchez was expected to join the Skyblues sooner or later, with January looking to be the most likely period of that happening.
But unfortunately, things got complicated when City’s rivals entered the race for the Chilean international’s signature, which has reportedly left the superstar feeling confused.
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However, according to Telegraph, Pep Guardiola’s side is prepared to walk away from negotiations if it is prolonged beyond a point and fee, which is favourable to the Red Devils, as they are ready to offer fee and wages in excess of their bitter rivals.
Further, it was also reported that the only way to fully secure the forward’s services would to be pay an extra £10 million agent fee to his personal agent, Fernando Felicevich.
With the Old Trafford outfit already registering a history of hefty agent fees ranging from £12 million for Romelu Lukaku to £41 million for Paul Pogba, it wouldn’t be surprising if they decide to go ahead with the demands.
However, it is said that Guardiola and Alexis himself prefer a reunion, and the Cityzens may end up reaching a compromised agreement over the switch as soon as the Londoners find a replacement for their almost-former club talisman.
The 29-year-old has just over six months left on his current contract at the Emirates, and there’s absolutely no chance of him extending that, whereas Arséne Wenger is keen on importing Bordeaux starlet Malcom.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.