Liverpool were left furious after missing out on top summer transfer target Alexis Sanchez despite offering more than Arsenal to his former La Liga club…
Alexis Sanchez has quickly become a vital part of the Arsenal set up since his summer move from Barcelona, but it has now been revealed by Spanish publication Sport that Liverpool made a far bigger offer for the Chilean in an attempt to bring him to Anfield.
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Brendan Rodgers was extremely keen on the World Cup star, and even tried to bring him to the club as part of the Luis Suarez deal.
Despite reportedly offering €46m, which was €4m more than Arsene Wenger’s bid for the former Barcelona man, he ended up making the switch to the Emirates anyway.
Sanchez allegedly asked his old employers to accept Arsenal’s bid rather than Liverpool’s, the 25-year-old eventually completing his £35m move to the North London club on a contract worth somewhere in the region of £150,000 per week.
Living in London was a priority for the pacy forward, while regular Champions League football was also a decisive factor.
He has certainly been delivering on the pitch for Arsenal, with ten goals this campaign already. In stark contrast Liverpool’s summer acquisition Mario Balotelli is yet to find the net in the Premier League.