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Alexis Sanchez Transfer News: Ligue 1 club Marseille is working to sign the former Arsenal attacker on a Bosman deal.
Sanchez is one of the most talented attackers of his generation. His most successful spell in Europe was with Arsenal, where he spent three-and-a-half seasons between 2014 and 2018.
The Chile international played 122 league games for the Gunners, scoring 60 goals. He helped the London outfit win two FA Cups and one FA Community Shield. Sanchez won the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year accolade in 2015 and was also named the Arsenal Player of the Season twice.
He left the Gunners to join Manchester United in 2018 before moving to Inter Milan on loan in 2019 and permanently in 2020. He played 78 league games for the Milan club, scoring 16 goals.
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According to Fabrizio Romano, Marseille is in direct contract to sign Alexis Sanchez on a Bosman deal.
The Chile international is under contract at Inter Milan until the end of next season. However, he agreed to terminate his contract with a mutual contract after months of negotiating.
It is believed that he is not under the plans of manager Simone Inzaghi for next season. He is keen to get rid of him this transfer window as he is the highest-paid player at the San Siro.
Sanchez is a flamboyant attacker who is capable of playing anywhere across the forward line. His key strengths are his passing and dribbling skills, along with his composure in front of the goal.
He is also a decent free-kick taker and scored seven goals from the direct free-kicks in his career so far.
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The Chile international played 27 league games last season, albeit 20 as a substitute, registering five goals and two assists. According to WhoScored, he avered 1.2 shots, 0.8 dribbles, and 15.5 passes per 90 in the Italian top division last term.
Speaking to the media recently, Sanchez provided an update on his future plans. He said: “I’m calm. I haven’t decided yet, I’m going to play, I still want to win. That’s being a lion.”
When asked what the likely outcome of his future will be, he said: “It’s still early.” At 33, Sanchez still has some years of top-level football left in him. He could prove to be a bargain signing for the Ligue 1 club.
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