Arsenal have supposedly slapped an asking price on Alexis Sanchez’s head, but is it realistic?
The Chilean has proven to be one of the best players in the English league this term, playing out of his skin in either a centre forward role or out on the wing, and is attracting interest from a number of clubs.
Chelsea, Manchester United, Man City, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are some of the names being linked with a possible bid for his signature, and with Alexis having so far failed to agree terms with our club over an extension, we may have to seriously consider his sale.
Arsenal are now claimed to have slapped a £60 Million asking price on his head, but I struggle to believe that we could actually fetch that amount considering he would be able to leave on a free transfer 12 months later, although he is easily worth that amount.
Arsene Wenger has said previously that the contract complications are simply financial, and due to his superstar performances, I don’t blame him for wanting a better wage, nor would any other Gunners fans.
He could easily fetch a £300,000 per week deal should he join United, City or one of these Chinese sides, and although we cant stretch our budget that far, we do need to push the boat out somewhat.
There are plenty of reports claiming Alexis looks unhappy in recent weeks, and the longer the contract negotiations fail to be sorted out, the more stressful the issue is going to become for our club as well as our fans.
If we have to sell, could we really get £60 Million for a player with only 12 months left on his contract? What would be an acceptable fee?