Sir Alex Ferguson is pulling out all the stops to bring Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford next season according to the Telegraph, even if it means upsetting the ‘noisy neighbours.’
The Telegraph reports:
“Manchester United have made a dramatic late swoop to hijack Manchester City’s deal to sign the highly-rated winger Alexis Sanchez for up to £26.5 million.
“It is understood that Sanchez’s representatives met with City officials on Friday to thrash out personal terms for the Chilean international. But in an unexpected twist that will cause alarm at Eastlands, it is believed the agents then had a further meeting, this time with United, yesterday morning.
“Indeed, it is thought that the 22 year-old’s representatives have now indicated that their client would prefer to join United if a deal can be agreed, even though it appeared that a deal was well advanced with their City rivals.”
Many believed it was Sanchez Sir Alex tried to buy in the January transfer window when the Uinted boss revealed he’d had a bid for a player turned down.
As usual there’s an awful amount of conjecture when it comes to any possible United transfer but this is one I’d love to see happen, not to wipe the smile off City’s faces but because Sanchez looks like the real deal.
Although if he does choose Eastlands they’re obviously welcome to him.