Old Trafford boss set to win the race for Chilean wing wizard.
Manchester United are ready to seal a £27million deal for Udinese’s Chilean star Alexis Sanchez – under the noses of Manchester City and Barcelona.
United supremo David Gill flew to Barcelona yesterday to meet Udinese’s negotiators who were talking to the Catalans as the auction for the talented attacking midfielder comes to the boil.
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And Gill was also spotted in talks with Sanchez’s representatives who have been with Barca – with insiders revealing that the player wants to go to United above all of their rivals.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
It appears that Sir Alex Ferguson has stolen a march on both Barcelona and local rivals Man City as they look to complete a deal to sign the talented Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez. The young Udinese star has been a Man United target for the best part of 18 months and after a successful World Cup campaign and a great Serie A season the 22 year old looks set to move to Old Trafford.
Sanchez helped Udinese to their first ever Champions League finish thanks to a great partnership he formed with veteran striker Antonio Di Natale. The flying wide man netted 12 goals last term and assisted many others and has become a much sought after player with a great deal of potential.
Such a move may end up meaning that Ferguson passing up on the chance to sign England winger Ashley Young because as it stands Man United already have to accommodate Nani, Luis Antonio Valencia and Ryan Giggs and clearly the addition of two more wingers would be a tad over the top.
Man United may have won the Premier League title but they are not resting on their laurels and having already snapped up Blackburn Rovers defender Phil Jones Ferguson is keen to continue to build for the future. With a number of the club’s squad bowing out, Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville all calling it a day, and many others heading towards the end of their glittering careers the club is looking to bring in a number of quality youthful options to help build a new generation of talent.
To this end Ferguson signed Javier Hernandez and Chris Smalling last term and may well look to promote the likes of Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley from their loan spells at Sunderland and Wigan respectively, into the first team picture.
Sanchez is a very direct player with bags of pace and has the tricks and touch to beat his man and has an eye for goal and could well be the more suitable replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo than Nani has been.