Alexis Sanchez is entering the final 12 months of his contract next month, and his Arsenal future is up in the air.
The Gunners striker has so far failed to agree conditions over an extension to his deal, and is strongly linked with a move away from the club this summer.
Sanchez is enjoying his best season in an Arsenal shirt, notching up 21 league goals and 10 assists, and almost every big club in Europe is linked with an interest. Should he force a move, he would have his pick of clubs to choose from, but I’m certain our club will be keen on him moving abroad should he feel the need to leave.
Ryan Giggs has called for Jose Mourinho to make an effort to sign the Arsenal superstar, citing his winning attitude as a necessity for a top side.
Giggs said: “[He’s] a brilliant player. His work rate, the effect he has on his team-mates, a winner.
“He just looks how South Americans are, tough aren’t they.”
When asked if he could imagine Sanchez making the switch to United, he replied: “Yeah. Jose Mourinho bought [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic because he is a winner.
“He’d won everywhere he’d gone. Not only the effect on the pitch but off the pitch as well.
“You can just feel that Sanchez would give his team-mates a lift.”
Giggs isn’t alone in wanting Alexis to join his side, with Edinson Cavani also welcoming his possible arrival at PSG, with the striker keen for his team to strengthen.
The latest supposed speculation claims that Bayern Munich have managed to agree terms with the Chilean star. The German side are believed to need to agree a fee with Arsenal for his signature, with a contract already being readied.
I find it hard to believe that we would have allowed a rival club to talk to our star player whilst we are still negotiating his extended stay with our club, and while we have such an important part of our current campaign to deal with.
I’d scrap any belief in Alexis having agreed to leave just yet, but I wouldn’t rule his exit out this summer…
Could Sanchez stay put? Where do you see his future being played out?