Ex-Man Utd Alexis Sanchez flop “could leave Inter Milan this summer” in cut-price deal
Alexis Sanchez has been on a rollercoaster ride for seven years, signing for Arsenal in 2014, before severing ties with those from the Emirates to join fierce rivals Manchester United in failing miserably at Old Trafford.
The Chilean has only scored five times in 45 games for the Red Devils and was quickly deemed surplus by boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.
Inter Milan offered him a way out of his Red Devils nightmare, originally joining the current Serie A champions on loan before making his contract permanent early last season.
Now recent reports have emerged speculating on a possible return to La Liga, where he once plied his trade for Barcelona, this time for Sevilla.
The signing would make sense from Sevilla’s perspective, as they have apparently sacrificed their old philosophy of putting young talent first and gone for more experienced names, with Sanchez potentially joining Ivan Rakitic and Papu Gomez.
Sanchez will be 33 before the end of the year and Sevilla aim to take advantage of cash-strapped Inter by securing the Chilean’s signature on a cut-price deal.
According to reports in Italy, Inter are in dire financial straits, having to cut their salary budget by 20%, which in turn risks losing a number of their stars.
The Italian side must reach the £ 86million target to stay afloat and avoid serious financial risks, with the situation proving so toxic it has led to the departure of manager Antonio Conte, who has put an end to nine years of dominance for Juventus in guiding Inter to their first Serie A title since fierce rivals José Mourinho led the club eleven years ago.
Considering their fairly average individual season, Inter appear poised to lose Sanchez, who has scored seven goals and seven assists in 30 league appearances, in an attempt to generate funds.
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Having finished fourth last season and securing Champions League football, Sevilla may not be seen as a setback from Sanchez’s perspective.
He will aspire to achieve the kind of form that saw him score 46 goals in 141 appearances in his last three-year La Liga stint for Barcelona.
As Sanchez nears the twilight of his playing days, it’s likely any move to Sevilla would be his last big transfer.