Manchester United are ready to go all the way to get their desired transfer targets as reports say the Red Devils’ coach has gotten in touch with 1 of Arsenal’s star players, Alexis Sanchez for a possible transfer of the Chile international forward to the Old Trafford.
Louis Van Gaal has bemoaned the club’s need for a winger following the failure of summer signing, Memphis Depay, to live up to expectations. The former PSV player has since been dropped out of LVG’s plans as he has sat on the bench for most part of the games since the resumption of the last international break. The Dutch coach has identified “speed” as one of qualities he wants in a striker, and Sanchez brings that and more to the table.
Transfers between such top rival clubs hardly end well for the players involved, with the latest transfers to have happened between the 2 clubs almost turning the fans against the players. Welbeck and Van Persie have moved in opposite direction in recent times. But Sanchez moving to the Theater of dreams might be far from happening, as Arsenal won’t be willing to let go of their best player of last season and PFA Player of the last month anytime soon, at least not to a club like United.
It is said that Van Gaal told Sanchez that he would be cornerstone of Manchester United’s next project, which would no doubt come with a pay rise. Despite being one of the best players in the squad, Arsenal are yet to offer him an improved contract better than the 130,000 Pounds weekly wage he currently earns following his arrival from Barcelona back in the summer of 2014 for 35 million Pounds.
Manchester United will most likely table at least 50 million Pounds if they are to tempt Arsenal into letting go of one of their most prized possessions. The 26 year-old winger cum striker has scored 6 League goals and created 20 chances so far this season, and such fans’ favorite who is handy in the Gunners’ title dreams will be kept by all cost away from United’s grips who might come with an attractive offer in the nearest future.