Despite Arsene Wenger’s statement that Alexis Sanchez will definitely be playing for Arsenal next season, whether he signs a new contract or not, it would appear that the Chilean international has very different ideas on the matter. While the Arsenal team are over in China for the second leg of their pre-season tour it would appear that Alexis has been in Paris with his agent, and according to reports he has met up with Antero Henrique, PSG’s sporting director yesterday for a very long meeting in Paris.
This is the closest proof I have found so far in a tweet from Hugo Le Carnec, who is the editor of OhMyGoal in France. He tweeted this.. with a video..
— Hugo Le Carnec (@HugoLeCarnec) July 21, 2017
The translation of his tweet is “Antero Henrique comes out of the Royal Monceau. Alexis Sanchez is expected to leave in a few minutes. #PSG”
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that a player under contract is not allowed to talk to other clubs about a transfer without the club’s permission, so if this meeting was conducted out in the open (well in the hotel where PSG normally negotiate contracts) then surely Wenger has allowed Alexis to do this?
I personally think that Wenger has expressly told Alexis that he can discuss a move with any other clubs, as long as it is not a Premier League side (i.e. Man City), and there are very few big European clubs that could (or would) pay the wages that Sanchez is demanding, and PSG are one of them. I also believe that Wenger is very well connected with the bosses of the club and they would hardly do this behind his back…
Right now, I’m feeling pretty confident that our Duracell Bunny will be playing in France next season….