Former Arsenal frontman, Alexis Sanchez, has reportedly been offered to Everton as Inter Milan look to shift him from the their books.
A few months ago, Alexis Sanchez was reportedly told by Inter Milan that he could leave the club for free when the January transfer window opened up.
Now, he’s apparently been offered to Everton for exactly that price, despite the 33-year-old still having 18 months remaining on his current contract in Italy.
I think it’s safe to say that things haven’t worked out for Alexis Sanchez ever since he threw a strop at Arsenal when he wasn’t allowed to join Manchester City on the last day of the window.
He was shipped off to Manchester United but things went so badly for him there, he was allowed to move for free to Inter Milan, just to get him off their wage books.
Now, the same thing is happening in Italy.
This season, Alexis has scored three goals, with three assists, in 17 games but that stat in itself is misleading as he’s played just 528 minutes.
That works out around half an hour per game.
He has started just four league games.
Since arriving in Italy, Alexis has just 14 goals (21 assists) in 87 appearances.
Alexis missed more games for United through injury in his first year at the club than he did when he was an Arsenal player, finishing his 18-month spell there with just five goals and nine assists in 45 games.
A far cry from the 80 goals and 45 assists he got with Arsenal in 166 appearances.
It was not radical at the time to suggest that a player, whose game relied so much on pace and power, had had his day and was on the inevitable post-30 slide.
Still, United chose to pay him £600kpw.
Players who score more than 20 league goals a season regularly are a very rare commodity and Alexis Sanchez has never been in that bracket.
His 24-league-goal, 30-goal-total season for Arsenal was the best he’s ever had as a professional.
The season after, he should have built on it.
Instead, he spent half the year sulking about not being allowed to move to Manchester City and not making the World Cup.
He switched off at Arsenal and hasn’t been able to restart himself since…