Arsenal player is going to Manchester United either will Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap or not. 29-year-old made a late journey heading north aаter saying goodbye to former teammates.
Chile received a phone call about 11 p.m. and right after that, he drove away 200 miles to Manchester. Apparently, the transfer will be confirmed today or tomorrow and the long-term saga will be finally over.
It seems that the transfer fee for the Arsenal forward is about £35m. In turn Henrikh Mkhitaryan today signalized about the end of his Man United career. The 28-year-old Armenian is set to move to the Arsenal for a long-term contract.
Yesterday Jose Mourinho confirmed that the deals are close to completion. Man City coach Pep Guardiola congratulated Premier League rivals and apparently, they are no more interested in the forward.
Red Devils face Burnley today but Sanchez isn’t registered to make his debut in the new squad. However, we can see him wearing Red as early as Friday in the match vs Yeovil Town.
Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez have reached an agreement for a staggering salary of 22.5m€ per year after taxes, which makes Alexis the fourth highest paid footballer in the world
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) January 19, 2018
Alexis Sanchez has left the Arsenal squad late tonight after a breakthrough in negotiations. He said goodbye to his teammates and backroom staff before leaving the team hotel. [Daily Mail] #MUFC
— Devils Latest (@Devils_Latest) January 19, 2018
Alexis Sanchez has said his goodbyes and left team hotel after dramatic late development in transfer saga tonight. Arsenal star set for Man United switch https://t.co/Jo5hOrPcBt
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) January 19, 2018
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 19, 2018
Something is wrong with Alexis Sanchez. Man laughs at defeats and funerals. I'm sure he'll fit in perfectly at United with Knobheads like Lingard and Pogba. pic.twitter.com/K0P7SA8i10
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) January 19, 2018