Manchester City should definitely make the move for Alexis Sanchez
Before Manchester United swooped in and hijacked the move for Alexis Sanchez, Manchester City were in pole position to acquire his signature. Had fate had other plans, the Chilean would be wearing the blue of the Cityzens.
According to the Times, Alexis Sanchez is frustrated with his spell at Old Trafford so far and is ready to consider making a move. Manchester City owner Al-Mubarak fought hard to bring the former Arsenal winger to the Etihad and he can now reignite his interest given the current situation.
Sanchez has been far from the player that took the Premier League by storm in Arsenal colours. During his time with the Gunners, the Chilean scored a total of 60 league goals in 122 appearances. He was a devastating frontman and terrorised defenders in his wake. (Stats courtesy – Premier League)
But the 29-year-old has been a shadow of himself since making the move to Manchester United in January. The move saw Arsenal bring in Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a swap deal and it seems that the Gunners have got the best out of it.
Sanchez has scored just 3 goals in the Premier League for the Red Devils so far, after making a total of 20 appearances. He has scored just 1 goal and provided 2 assists this season and has failed to make an impact under Jose Mourinho. (Stats courtesy – Whoscored)
The Chilean would definitely suit Manchester City’s all-action football style. It’s the kind of style Sanchez thrives in. Though they already possess a plethora of attacking options, Pep Guardiola never seems to be satisfied.
Given Sanchez’s immense control and ability on the ball, he too will drag defenders out of their positions and whip in the crosses as Manchester City love to do. He is known for his dinked crosses into the box and this should see the likes of Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling receive ample chances.
Every player under Guardiola seems to just naturally step up his game. Sanchez was once a feared striker and goal machine in the Premier League and under the Spanish coach, the Chilean can revive his threat and instincts in front of the goal.
What the former Barcelona man lacks at the moment is confidence and there’s no one better to get it from than Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City should definitely make a move for Alexis Sanchez. It is certainly a win-win situation for both parties, although the Red Devils will definitely charge a huge fee.