Reports claim West Ham United could be a realistic destination for Alexis Sanchez as the Chilean international looks to resurrect his career.
Sanchez is set to return to Manchester United this summer after a failed loan spell at Inter Milan which has been ruined by injuries and suspension.
Despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s suggestion in January that he would be welcomed back and given another opportunity at the club, surely he has no future at Old Trafford.
His move from Arsenal in January 2018 as part of a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been nothing short of disastrous.
And Solskjaer is targeting his rebuild around young, humble and exciting talent such as Borussia Dortmund starlet Jadon Sancho.
Unfortunately for Sanchez, he seems the complete antithesis of what the Norwegian would be looking for when recruiting a new attacking player.
Sanchez may have to seek a move elsewhere to play regular first-team football and the Daily Mail have suggested that David Moyes may be willing to give the 31-year-old a Premier League lifeline in East London.
The report notes that Moyes drew most praise in his first spell at the club for getting the best out of the talented but erratic Marko Arnautovic. It is thought a player of similar ability like Sanchez may thrive under Moyes in being the centre of attention in a weaker side.
However, the key stumbling block is, of course, Sanchez’ ridiculous wages.
Sanchez earns £400,000 per-week at Old Trafford and there is no chance a club of West Ham’s stature would offer even a fraction of the mammoth salary.
It is claimed in the report that Sanchez has an alternative option in River Plate in Argentina who are said to have offered £17m for the forward.