Inter Reach €15m Agreement To Sign Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez.

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Manchester United will finally part ways with Alexis Sanchez as the Chilean forward is slated for a permanent deal with Inter.

Fans of the Red Devils were perplexed at the possibility of Sanchez returning to Old Trafford. While the forward arrived from Arsenal with much hope and promise pinned unto him, the ensuing months with the club didn’t pan out as any party would have expected.

As such, his loan move with Inter was touted to be the best decision and the prospects of his return with that huge wage-bill would have certainly altered the way in which Ole Gunnar Solskjær hoped to line up his players.

However, a solution may have now been found in both regards.

According to the Corriere della Sera, Inter and Manchester United have arrived at an agreement for the permanent transfer of Sanchez. The deal is believed to be in the region of €15 million and the report adds that the official announcement would be made following Inter’s Europa League match against Getafe on Wednesday.

Further details of the deal were provided by the Gazzetta dello Sport, which revealed that the former Barcelona man has signed until 2023 and that his salary package will be spread out over the three-year period.

Antonio Conte appears to have been pleased with the little he saw of the Chilean for such a deal to be finally sealed. Sanchez missed out on a lot of football during his loan spell due to injury woes although his recent contributions at the San Siro did show the glimmer of potential that Jose Mourinho viewed earlier and the total 4 goals and 9 assists isn’t an altogether woeful tally.

With this, United will be freed from the burden of his wage bill which was touted to be a big stumbling block for the club’s hopes elsewhere. It will be interesting to see how the higher-ups at Old Trafford choose to repurpose these funds, if at all.