Manchester United’s worst ever signing will soon be off their wage bill. On Wednesday, both United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that a deal has been agreed for the transfer of Alexis Sánchez. Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, Marotta said:
“It will be official tomorrow [Thursday] in the morning. The player is completely ours and we have a three-year contract with him. We think he can be a full member of our squad.”
Following United’s Europa League win over LASK, Solskjaer also confirmed the impending transfer:
“We’ll announce it tomorrow [Thursday]. He’s agreed and we’ve agreed. He enjoyed his time there and they’ve liked him. He’s a top player who we want to see playing his best football. We didn’t see the best of him for whatever reason. He’s a top professional, now we just wish him all the best.”
After a miserable spell at United where Sánchez only managed 5 goals in 45 largely disappointing appearances, the Chilean moved to Inter on loan at the start of this season. Despite some struggles with injury, Sánchez has rediscovered form with the Serie A side, and Nerazzurrimanager (for now) Antonio Conte was keen to extend the forward’s stay in Milan.