Why Man Utd didn’t put option to buy clause in Alexis Sanchez Inter Milan contract

Alexis Sanchez is due in Milan today to complete his medical ahead of a season-long loan switch to Inter.

The Chilean is set to join up with former United teammate and friend Romelu Lukaku, who reportedly convinced him to make the move to Italy.

The Daily Mail reported that the Belgian begged Sanchez to join Antonio Conte’s side, and enticed him by describing the ‘elegance’ of Milan compared to Manchester.

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Interestingly, United have opted against putting a loan-to buy clause in the 30-year-old’s contract.

According to 90min, the Reds are hopeful Sanchez will rediscover his form from his time at Arsenal, to open up a buying market for the star when he returns in June 2020.

Given Sanchez’ extraordinary £390,000 per-week wages (90min), it may still be hard to find a buyer even if he has a successful loan spell in Italy.

Sanchez’s exit means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has limited options in attack for the rest of the season. The likes of Mason Greenwood and Angel Gomes may have to be relied upon as the season progresses with a serious lack of depth in attacking positions a concern for United.

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