Alexis Sanchez’s probable departure has added some late spice to the remainder of the transfer window. A report that fizzled in the past few days now appears to be very true.
This is surprising as the Chilean forward allegedly refused to move to Roma earlier. Now, another Serie A side may end up with Sanchez’s signature.
Most reports are adamant on the fact that the former Arsenal and Barcelona player will be loaned out to Inter Milan. A medical is believed to be slated on Tuesday for the 30-year-old.
Manchester United are reported to have agreed to pay half of his enormous £500,000-a-week wages in a season-long loan deal following which the Italian side will have the option to purchase him permanently for a comparatively paltry £15 million.
Now, the Daily Mirror reports that Sanchez has put in a late demand before confirming the Inter move. The Chilean apparently wants to sport the same no.7 jersey at the San Siro that he presently wears for United.
The no.7 jersey is a hallowed one for the Red Devils and also happens to be one where they’ve failed to land an adequate player at since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sanchez was likewise disappointing despite the high-profile nature of his move from Arsenal as injuries and poor form cut short any impact he could have made as a forward.
In addition to not making an impact, Sanchez’s high wages also prompted the likes of David De Gea to seek parity with his package in their demands for a new contract.
If the deal goes through, he will be reunited with Romelu Lukaku at Inter Milan. The duo were heavily criticized by supporters of United last season and their departures were one of the first ones to be called out for by the fans who were thirsty for a ruthless of culling poor talent, surplus names, and deadwood from the roster.