Alexis Sanchez is about to sign a permanent deal with Inter Milan, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed
Sanchez joined Inter Milan only last summer on a season-long loan after enduring a dismal year-and-a-half year stint at Manchester United.
Although the 31-year-old Chile international had some problems re-adjusting to Serie A, where he previously played for Udinese, he has rediscovered his best form since the restart.
Indeed, Sanchez’s tally of three goals and seven assists in 13 league appearances since the resumption of football has been enough to convince the ‘Nerazzurri’ to trigger the buyout option.
After Manchester United’s 2-1 home win over LASK in the return leg of their Europa League last-16 tie, Solskjaer provided an update on the former Barcelona man’s permanent deal in Lombardy.
“I can confirm that he’s agreed, and we’ve agreed,” Solskjaer said, as relayed by Sky Sports. “Alexis enjoyed his time there.
“They’ve liked him, so of course that’s a good move for him. I wish him all the best. He’s a top player that we want to see playing his best football.
“For whatever reason, we didn’t see the best of Alexis, but he’s a top professional, and we just wish him all the best.”
Sanchez had never managed to settle at Old Trafford following his blockbuster transfer from Arsenal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go in the opposite direction.
But, his departure will not only lift a massive wage burden, given his whopping £560k-a-week wage, but it will also free up the famous No 7 shirt.
That’s precisely Jadon Sancho’s favorite shirt number and the one he’s been wearing since swapping Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund.
The 20-year-old winger remains United’s top target for the upcoming transfer window despite negotiations between the parties suffering some setbacks recently.