Alexis Sánchez could remain a Gunner after all. On the other hand, perhaps he is United bound. If recent reports that Manchester City are preparing to move on are accurate, of course. But why would that be the case? Well, it’s pretty simple. Money.
“Manchester City would rather risk losing Alexis Sánchez than meet Arsenal’s £35-million asking price, according to the BBC’s Simon Stone and David Ornstein, boosting Manchester United’s chances of signing the Chilean.”
Of course, there’s always the chance that Sánchez simply lets his contract run and joins City for free. After all, Pep Guardiola’s side doesn’t truly need him at the moment. Right now, the Citizens are 15 points up on United atop the Premier League table. After 22 matches, City are running away with the league title. Adding Sánchez now is almost unnecessary.
And if the Chilean superstar is that desperate to link up with Pep again, he could just wait a few more months. That said, the winter window is still young. £35 million for City is just a drop in the bucket. And despite being Arsenal’s most important player at the moment, he clearly doesn’t want to be there.
So, do you think City will truly balk at this price? Or is it just a matter of time until Sánchez ends up at the Etihad?