Alexis Sanchez is reportedly set to get his work permit updated today in order to finally complete his move to Manchester United.
Although Alexis has agreed personal terms with United and Henrikh Mkhitaryan is all set to move to Arsenal as part of the swap deal, the transfer can’t be finalised until Alexis has updated his work permit.
According to Manchester-based photographer, Craig Norwood, the Chilean is set to travel out of Manchester, where he flew (or drove) this weekend, to fill out the paper work.
This is apparently the only thing holding up the deal but it’ll supposedly be completed today (Monday).
The final piece for the Alexis Sánchez transfer to #MUFC is to be completed today, he has to travel out of Manchester to fill in paperwork for an updated work permit. Then all done.
— Craig Norwood (@CraigNorwood) January 22, 2018
Sky Sports’ Simon Stone reports that the 29-year-old has to leave Manchester to do this because there’s no office there.
Alexis Sanchez just needs work permit changing now. No office in Manchester.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 22, 2018
The closest office to Manchester is apparently Liverpool.
Manchester United stole Alexis from Manchester City & now he’s in Liverpool getting his work permit. The levels of pettiness are just delicious.
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) January 22, 2018
Alexis has already been spotted wearing a United shirt, so it’s likely that the club are ready to make their announcement as soon as they get the go-ahead.
Meanwhile, Mkhitaryan’s work permit has apparently been ratified and the Armenian is ready to complete his move to Arsenal.
It feels as if it’s only a matter of time before both announcements are made.