Alexis Sanchez to Italy?

jsp

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My guess is a free transfer plus a pay off to Sanchez is how this happens.

Think we ended up doing similar with Rooney and Schweinstieger to get them off the wage bill.

Out of sight out of mind is how I can describe it but this was a disaster of a deal we'd have been better off keeping an absolutely broken Mkhitaryan than doing this deal.

Guess he joins the list of players who got rich off Utd and did almost nothing in return.
 

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A move away would be good for all parties. A fully fit and firing Sanchez would have been a real asset but injuries have taken their toll and even when he has played he hasn’t looked the part. Even if we have to pay Sanchez off we have to get rid.
 

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I think he could do well for another club, I don't think his heart was in it at united.
 

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I think he could do well for another club, I don't think his heart was in it at united.
That’s the thing, sometimes players just don’t settle at clubs for whatever reason. He could well go to Juve/Inter and play really well if he stays clear of injuries that seem to be creeping up on him. Although if he does start tearing up Serie A you would question his commitment and motivation here!
 

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I think his legs have gone. Sanchez at his best was like Rooney a constant menace to defenders chasing down every thing and waiting to pounce on any mistake plus he was very quick over the first 10 yards. That has gone he's never looked anywhere near fit at Utd and he's had loads of niggling injuries.

Think years of hard seasons with no rest finally caught up to him and we signed him just at the wrong time the warning signs of this were there in his final seasons at Arsenal. It was a classic rushed not doing your homework properly signing made out of desperation to get one over on City.

I don't think he'll ever get back to his best at another club with a fresh start you might see more of the good stuff but he'll never get anywhere near being the player he was again.

For what it's worth I think he's tried his best to make it happen at Utd he's never gone hiding on the pitch he just can't provide the magic enough to justify his wages/status. I actually think had he gone to City he'd have been a major success because they don't need him to be the superstar every week.

I don't buy these rumours anyway to me it stinks of agent talk I think everyone is desperate for this to end the player wants to move on and the club want him to move on. My guess is everyone including his agent has been told to get a move sorted.
 

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Sanchez and Fred, I'm sure we only bought them because City were interested. Pathetic.
 

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I don't think we only got Sanchez because of City's interest we got him because with Zlatan failing to recover from his busted knee and going to MLS we were short of high profile names.

When we got a whisper that City were backing out of a deal for him because of the fees they decided to go in but I don't think they'd ever done any proper background work on him and thought how would he fit in. The Sanchez signing stank of a decision made at board level it wasn't Mourinho banging the door down saying we MUST sign him.

At the time the deal that was structured on paper made some sense we got a problem player in Mkhitaryan out and in theory signed a top class replacement it was only when the reports over the wages came out and he massively flopped that it became a problem. If Sanchez had just played like he had at Arsenal getting 15-20 goals a season playing every week it wouldn't have been so terrible but the fact he's been total garbage has made the problem even bigger.

As for Fred I still think there's a player in there hopefully like Lindelöf after than first year bedding himself in he'll show his true ability. I do think coming into a very unsettled side is making it tougher for new players than it should be as everyone hopes that they're the player to solve all the problems which is never going to happen.
 

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I’ll be sad to see him go because I was absolutely buzzing for this signing. (And the Mhki and Depay signings). Transfers really aren’t working for us at the moment. However I think it’s best for all parties just to call it quits. Get the highest earner off the pay bill stop everyone looking to his contract as what they want. The fact his contract drops by 25% because we aren’t in Europe probably makes him a more realistic proposition for other clubs now and I think he will come good wherever he goes next. He’ll look good in Italy. He did well for Udinese and maybe he’d like to finish his career where it all started for him in Europe and despite his career he’s only won one league title so to go back and pick up one in Italy is probably an attractive option.

However Juve have Ronaldo on £500k a week. Ramsay on £400k a week. Surely they can’t add another ridiculous earner to that list and keep everyone there happy. It’s rumoured they want Pogba, Lukaku and Sanchez. Have they not seen how poor we’ve been this season?
 

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