Old Trafford target issues come and get me plea.
CHILE superstar Alexis Sanchez has his heart set on a move to Manchester United.
The Udinese winger has been forwarded as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo ever since the Portuguese icon was sold to Real Madrid.
And his performances at the World Cup have only enhanced his growing reputation, despite being surprisingly substituted against Spain.
Sanchez’s sparkling form has reaffirmed Sir Alex Ferguson’s interest in his services and sources close to the player claim he’s dreamed of joining the Red Devils since his boyhood years.
“All Alexis wants is to play for Manchester United,” revealed a Chile team-mate, who did not want to be named.
“He’d give anything for that.”
Udinese insist they don’t want to sell the 21-year-old, who is nicknamed ‘El Nino Maravilla’ (the Wonder Boy), but it’s understood the wide man would jump at the chance to head for Old Trafford.
Antonio Valencia has replaced Ronaldo on the right flank for the dethroned champions but Sanchez’s apparent desire to come to Manchester is certain to give Ferguson some food for thought. (News of the World)
There are few players at the current World Cup who have generated as much interest as 21 year old Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez. His performances have been consistently effective and his old fashioned wing play has already attracted interest from a great many of Europe’s elite including grabbing Sir Alex Ferguson’s attention.
The Udinese man has now apparently made it clear he would jump at the chance of a move to Manchester United and if the Premier League club can get the cash together for such a move then perhaps a deal can be struck. It seems unlikely the Serie A side will stand in the youngster’s way if he pushed for a move, just so long as they made a nice sum of money out of such a deal.
Voted as one of the 50 best teenagers in the World by World Soccer magazine back in 2007 the former River Plate man has come on leaps and bounds during his two Serie A seasons but now is understandably looking for a new challenge that could bring with it Champions League football and a real chance of significant silverware.
The £17m rated pint sized wideman would of course face stiff competition for a place on either flank from Luis Antonio Valencia and Nani but perhaps its worth noting that Sanchez can also operate as a second striker and is adaptable and has great potential.