Alexis targeted by Manchester City!
Arsenal seem to have a bit of a battle on their hands, with several clubs beginning to keep an eye on the Alexis Sanchez contract saga.
Many media outlets understand that Alexis Sanchez is hesitant towards signing a new contract with the Gunners and that he may be unhappy about staying in North London. The winger currently has a deal with Arsenal until June 2018 and the Gunners are keen to extend his contract before it runs into its final year. Arsenal reportedly received offers from Juventus over the course of the summer for Alexis, but rejected them in order to keep hold of our star player. Despite therefore batting away interest from the Old Lady, Juventus still reportedly remain interested and now the Gunners may have Manchester City to compete with.
The Sunday Express claim that Alexis wants to be on par with Arsenal star man Mesut Ozil and that could mean a new £200,000 per week contract. If Alexis is to sign a new deal, he also reportedly wants a release clause inserted, with the Chilean still supposedly unsure on Arsenal’s level of ambition. Alexis wants to see that Arsenal are ambitious of not only challenging, but also capable of winning major trophies like the Premier League and Champions League.
The report continues to suggest that new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is keen to link up with the former Barcelona man and for the pair to rekindle the form and success the Chilean brought to Barcelona. City would have no problems meeting his £200k wage demands, whilst Alexis would know he is more than capable of challenging for major honours in Manchester.
Even though Alexis was seen to press his hand up to the Arsenal badge yesterday after scoring two goals in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Hull, I think we are in for a long running saga over this contract extension. But if the Chilean really doesn’t want to stay with the Gunners, should we cash in by selling him to City in January or next summer?