With Manchester United said to be prepared to make a late swoop for Alexis Sanchez, we look at why there’s pretty much no chance of this happening.
Everyone on the planet must know about Alexis’ impending move to Manchester City.
Whether it does go ahead in January, with Arsenal demanding £35m, or on a free in the summer, it’s going to happen.
That’s why, when the rumour emerged that United are offering £25m plus a player, namely Henrikh Mkhitaryan, in exchange for the forward, most of us were a little taken aback.
However, after giving the report around five minutes’ consideration, it’s pretty clear that it’s never going to happen.
No idea. But Sanchez first agreed terms with City in April/May, desperate to work with Guardiola. He told Arsenal that last summer, rejected PSG/Bayern. He’s agreed new personal terms with City again in winter, still wants to work with PG. Not sure what United expect (if true) https://t.co/T3sPG91zt9
— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) January 11, 2018
Firstly, City’s link with Alexis is nothing new.
In fact, they tried to sign him back in 2011, when the Chilean was at Udinese and Roberto Mancini was in charge.
The move fell through and Alexis went to Barca.
Pep Guardiola, who the 29-year-old played under in La Liga, is also reportedly one of the overriding factors pushing Alexis toward Manchester.
Apparently, he’s dead-set on playing under the Spaniard and has been for months, so why would he then decide to play under Jose Mourinho instead?
Have been told for past 6 months that Alexis is excited about the prospect of playing under Pep, so would be surprised if he now ends up playing for Jose instead
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) January 11, 2018
What’s more, the forward has allegedly already agree personal terms with City. He apparently spoke to them first in April/May 2017 and again recently.
The forward could also win the Premier League with City this season and even the Champions League.
Therefore, if he’s already agreed personal terms with City, has a long-standing interest in going there and wants to work with Pep, why would he go to United?