So now we have the first 200million transfer of Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain, but this now leaves a big gap in Barca’s MSN front line, but who is big enough to fill it? Obviously Alexis Sanchez used to play in that spot for Barca until Neymar arrived, and having seen the massive improvement in the Chilean since his arrival at Arsenal, could Barcelona decide to come back for him now?
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Sanchez would need no time to settle in, having already spent 3 years at the Catalan giants, and even if they offered 100 million for him they would still be left with a tidy profit and a complete team again.
Arsene Wenger was asked yesterday “if Neymar is worth 220m euros, how much is Alexis worth…” and he said: “You don’t have to calculate like that, today a player is worth what the club can afford to spend and there is no limit anymore. I would say that the price of a player depends on the identity of the buyer and you cannot put it on the context of the market. It is the financial potential of the buyer that decides the price of the player today.”
Well Barcelona have the money obviously, and if we were given the choice of 100million or losing Alexis for nothing next summer, which would you choose?