Is Alexis Sanchez joining Manchester United for the money?
By Guest writer, Mon 15 January 2018 17:02
It looks like Man United are the team from Manchester that Alexis Sanchez will join from Arsenal over the coming days. That has come as a big surprise to many as the Chilean international said his reason for leaving the Gunners was to win trophies and if he had joined the Blues he would have been virtually guaranteed to win the EPL title at the end of the season. This season Pep Guardiola's team has been by far the best team in the Premier League which has made many questions the real reason that Sanchez wants to join Jose Mourinho's side. if it's not too late check here if you want the best transfer odds on Sanchez to Manchester United.
One of the main comments by football pundits is that they feel Sanchez is too scared of the competition for places at Manchester City. With the likes of Jesus, Aguero, Sane, Sterling, Silva and De Bruyne to compete with, the player is not guaranteed to start every game. There is far less competition in the Red Devils squad and the player should be guaranteed to start almost every game.
The other factor involved is down to money and United are willing to pay around 35 million pounds along with the ridiculously high agent fees amounting to nearly 10 million pounds. City has stated that they will not meet these valuations which have put Mourinho's side in the driving seat to seal the deal.
The transfer to Old Trafford is expected to happen over the next few days. The player was not included in the Arsenal Squad for the last matched which they lost 2 - 1 to Bournemouth. After the match, Wenger stated that Sanchez was not included as he was put on standby for a move away from the Emirates.
It is expected that Sanchez will sign a contract work 400,000 pounds per week. This would make him the highest paid player on their books and it is a big investment for a player who is 29 years old. City was not willing to take the risk and would not break their wage structure to sign him at the risk of upsetting their other stars. There is no doubting that the player will improve the United team but the squad quality will still not be as high as their noisy neighbors.
With Gabriel Jesus expected back early than expected from injury, the urgency to sign Sanchez is not as important as it would have been. With a healthy lead at the top of the EPL, they have enough firepower in their squad to see the campaign through and be crown champions at the end of the season.
This season Guardiola has managed to create a City team that is playing in his image and by signing Sanchez the manager would have had to adapt his style along with tactics to including the Chilean international in the first team. The Catalan is not keen on changing things around when they have broken records already this campaign and look unbeatable at times.