Alexis Sanchez’s agent has arrived in the UK to speak with Manchester United over the possibility of the Chilean leaving to join Inter Milan on loan, according to Sky Sports.
The Nerazzurri are said to be keen to snap up the 30-year-old before the transfer window in Italy shuts at the end of the month. Some fans on Twitter don’t want the Red Devils to weaken their options upfront:
Don't do it.
— PartizanNiksic (@Partizan_Niksic) 18 August 2019
Worst time to sell him :/
— Jack 🔰 (@J_oacxkxx) 18 August 2019
— . (@hellojohnnny) 18 August 2019
Watch lukaku and Alexis get 20+ goals this season each
— Paul.(😍 we’re in the endgame) (@PogbaIdolo) 18 August 2019
We should let him go in the summer.. we are too light up front with no replacement coming in
— KingEjiro (@Ejiroteb) 18 August 2019
However, other supporters believe Sanchez would not be missed:
More room for Gomes and Chong.
— Ayman Ameen (@A_sleemy) 18 August 2019
Bye, Alexis. Thank you for nothing.
— Nine (@UtdNine) 18 August 2019
I bought his train ticket for Italy. pic.twitter.com/xpm8rrH9A4
— KickingDevils (@KickingDevils) 18 August 2019
This is good news,
— Its Don Jazzy again #BBNaija (@Big__Erv) 18 August 2019
take him please
— 🔮™️ (@iseekwisdm) 18 August 2019
The Chilean international has struggled for form since arriving from Arsenal eighteen months ago. He has scored just five goals in 45 appearances for United.
Sanchez missed the opening day win against Chelsea due to a lack of match fitness but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that there is room for the forward to play regularly this season:
“We don’t have the biggest forward line in numbers, so Alexis might end up playing a lot more games than you expect. We expect him to come good at this club. He’s quality.”
Inter have already signed Romelu Lukaku this summer and it remains to be seen if they will succeed in recruiting a second United player.