Craig Burley has claimed that Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is more than happy to sit tight and wait for his move to Manchester City.
The Chilean is currently into the final six months of his contract, and is being targeted for a move this month by both Manchester United and Man City.
The Citizens are supposedly willing to pay £20 Million to acquire the forward this month, while United are offering £30 Million to snide their rivals, but Craig Burley claims that Sanchez is more than happy to run down his contract in order to seal his move to his desired club.
“It’s not a problem, it’s not a problem,” the former Scotland international said.
“The player decides. It’s not a problem, not an issue. It’s Arsenal’s problem now.
“Alexis Sanchez is well within his rights, as we know as players with contracts that are coming up or whatever, to sit tight.
“He sits tight until the summer and he gets the move he wants, as long as City still want him.
“One hundred per cent (I can understand why he would want to join City over United), 100 per cent.
“And I can also understand why, supposedly, Manchester City would put two fingers up at Arsenal for not selling him back in the summer when they wanted and now playing hard ball.
“So they are quite prepared to say we’ll wait until the summer even with an injured (Gabriel) Jesus.”
Arsenal appear keen to offload the Chilean this month as they look to raise funds for an overhaul of the squad, but the player seems set on joining Pep Guardiola, so Burley may just be right.
Do Arsenal have to consider accepting the lowly £20 Million or sacrifice losing him for free in the summer?