I don’t think too many Manchester United fans are calling for the return of Alexis Sanchez.
Singing from the same hymn sheet, we are delighted to hear his time at Inter may be far from over.
In an interview with Sky Sports Italia, the Italian club’s sporting director Piero Ausilio was asked about potentially signing PSG forward Edinson Cavani and he said (via The Metro): “Edinson is not a priority simply because our attack is formed of [Lautaro] Martinez, [Romelu] Lukaku and Sanchez.
“The latter, above all, now has the chance go show his worth and we will evaluate the situation.”
What a pleasant surprise it would be if Sanchez ended up staying at Inter. United could do with no having to worry about finding him a new club this summer because that would likely become a dragged out saga due to the salary he gets at Old Trafford.
Ever since he joined from Arsenal, where he was captain, the Chile international has flopped and he spent a chunk of this season injured, so Inter are none the wiser about whether he is finished at the top level. It sounds like they are handing him a lifeline and all we can do now is appreciate that.
But will Sanchez rise to the occasion and finish the Serie A season strongly when it resumes? Time will tell, but I’m not optimistic.
With United making tons of progress and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer trying to revamp the squad, Sanchez staying around would be an inconvenience – and not just from a financial point of view. He doesn’t fit the squad’s dynamic and it’s time to move on.