According to an exclusive report from James Olley of the Evening Standard, Arsenal are desperate to keep Alexis Sanchez. With news the gunners have reportedly offered their star forward a new contract worth £300,000 a week in an attempt to keep him at the football club.
This would almost put him level with Paul Pogba of Manchester United who is taking home a monster £290k per week!!!
“Sanchez is yet to respond to Arsenal’s improved terms, but he is understood to be happy in London and has not made up his mind to depart,” added Olley.
Sanchez’s contract is due to expire in 2018, with Wengers position uncertain and the possibility of no Champions League football there could be a potential exodus at the club. With speculation over the last few weeks of a Sanchez exit really gathering pace.
On form this season
With 18 goals scored and nine assists to his name—he’s been involved in 44.4 per cent of Arsenal’s goals this term—that’s not a great surprise.
There aren’t many players capable of matching Sanchez. Many gunners fans would say at times he is a one-man strike force, with not many players in the world capable of excelling in quite so many varying positions on the pitch.
The appeal for Liverpool
This got me thinking. Would it be wrong for Liverpool to look at putting a serious package together to tempt him to the club? He is afterall the complete package.
Whether he’s in form or not, his willing to bound after lost causes, win the ball back high up the pitch and make selfless runs for the sake of his team-mates.
This quality we haven’t had since the days of Suarez. Whilst Firmino puts in a good shift, he always lacks the ability to put the ball in the net. Sanchez doesn’t!
A return to 4-2-3-1 would see Sanchez leading the line with a very liquid Coutinho, Firmino and Mané behind. Simply mouth watering.
It may be beyond what we expect. It may just be fantasy football, however with a reported £200m transfer kitty it would be the marquee signing we need. We demand. FSG would put our club back on the map.
We wait and see….