Alexis Sanchez Loaned to Inter Milan

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It seems that Inter Milan isn’t slowing down when it comes to bringing quality players. The latest buzz is that Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez travels to Italy and will spend there the upcoming 10 months.

Both Inter and United have agreed about the terms of a player’s loan, and it seems that all three sides are happy. United will pay the smaller part of Chilean’s massive salary, which stands at £15.5 million. The Red Devils agreed to pay £6 million, while the Italian powerhouse will take care for the rest of the sum which is around £9.5 million.

What is interesting that unlike all other similar deals, this one doesn’t include an option for Inter to buy the player at the end of the loan period.

Sanchez, who was one of the best attackers in the world, couldn’t adjust to Man Utd ever since he arrived at the Old Trafford. In 18 months spent there following his transfer from Arsenal, the Chilean international played 45 events and scored just 5 goals. His overall contribution was pretty bad, and he didn’t justify his wage in any possible way.

According to some of the experts, Sanchez has been the biggest transfer bust in United’s history, especially because he had the highest salary at the time of his arrival. His performance against Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16 in 2018, will be remembered as one of the worst for any of the United’s players. Sanchez had 42 lost possessions in that game, and already then it was obvious that he can’t be a part of this side.

Afterwards came problems with injuries, the latest one during Copa America, against Argentina in the game for the third place. He didn’t play a single competitive match since then.

As for United, this will be a massive relief for their payroll. Sanchez’s contract has been a problem for the club’s finances for a long time, and Inter taking a large portion of it, and paying a loan feel will no doubt make the situation much better. At the moment, Solskjaer doesn’t count on the Chilean, even though his team has problems upfront with the lack of available players. At the moment, the club has just three attackers, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

It seems that Solskjaer prepares something big for the winter transfer window.

Inter Adding More Depth in Quest of Trophies

On the other side, Inter will get a player able to change their game upside down, only if he reaches a proper shape. Along with Romelu Lukaku who also came from United, the Nerazzurri created one very nasty team, capable of making a huge noise in the both domestic and international stage.

With Antonio Conte as their manager, the three-time European champions are looking determined to get some silverware and to snap the trophy drought at Giuseppe Meazza. The first goal is to dethrone Juventus and with all the arrivals this summer that could happen easily.

Sanchez already played in Italy and won’t have a hard time adjusting to the style. He spent two and a half seasons at Udinese, recording 112 games and scoring 21 goals, becoming one of the most flamboyant wingers in the world. After that, he went straight to Barcelona.

This could be a big deal for Inter, but it is all up to the player who needs to regain his best form. We’ll see if the injuries left some trace on his game. But even like that, Sanchez could be useful in various ways.

Thomas O'Brien

A historian by profession and all-round sports nut, Thomas is the person behind our blog keeping you up to date on the latest in world sports. Make sure you also check out his weekly tips and Premier League predictions!

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