Okay I am writing this post under pressure because it was mentioned in a comment by Fatboy, but the fact is that this is probably just the start of the silly-transfer-story season, so we can expect a few more of these up to the New Year and beyond.
Soooo, apparently the Man United manager Louis van Gaal has been talking to Alexis Sanchez about taking him to Old Trafford to make him his main man. Oh I can’t do this. Instead I’ll give you a summary from a Man United website, and they don’t seem to put much faith in this rumour either.
We all remember when Alex Ferguson shocked the football world by pinching Arsenal’s top scorer Robin Van Persie and went on to win the Premiership very easily with RvP scoring most of Man United’s crucial goals.
Well now it seems that Louis Van Gaal is also keen on poaching Arsenal’s current best player, the brilliant striker Alexis Sanchez. The Star is even going so far as to report that the Red Devils manager has already approached the Chilean and has promised to make him “the cornerstone” of his team.
I would imagine it is very unlikely that Alexis would make the move up North, with recent reports saying that the Gunners are preparing him a new contract with a generous pay rise. Since joining Arsenal Sanchez has already won the FA Cup, and subsequently claimed the Copa America with Chile. If Arsenal continue to pick up trophies he is very unlikely to force through a move away from the Emirates.
It sounds like a great idea, but do you think Van Gaal really could persuade Arsene Wenger to let his best player come to Old Trafford? Again!
Well that says it all. Wenger has constantly said that we are no longer a selling club, and that especially applies to Man United after the van Persie fiasco. Secondly, why would Sanchez was to go to a team that we have already massacred just a few weeks ago?
Mind you if Van Gaal put in a 50 million offer for Sanogo and Debuchy he may have a chance lol!