A rumor is starting to make noise in Marseille, but is it really credible ? The OM would like to recruit Alexis Sanchez according to information from the Italian press.
OM Mercato : Longoria relaunches the track Alexis Sanchez
For more than two months, the summer transfer window of Olympique de Marseille has revolved around one main goal : recruit a striker to support Arkadiusz Milik, who is recovering from a serious knee injury. There were names, leads and even attempts, but in the end it did not result in anything concrete. No centre forward has joined OM this summer.
Yet, Jorge Sampaoli never hid his desire to attract a new offensive reinforcement. This need expressed by the coach of OM could even be settled during the next transfer window, especially since the president of Marseille aims to hit a big blow this winter. Calcio Mercato reveals that the Phocaean leader, Pablo Longoria, is very interested in Alexis Sanchez, in trouble at Inter Milan.
The Chile international is currently going through a complicated situation at the Lombards, where he is now relegated to the hierarchy of the club’s strikers. In need of playing time, he could be seduced by the prospect of relaunching his career under other skies. The OM would then have a real shot to play in this file.
Alexis Sanchez too expensive for Marseille ?
Olympique de Marseille is an old pretender toAlexis Sanchez. The Phocaean club had already tried to recruit him in the summer of 2019, without success. The 32-year-old striker had made the choice to leave Manchester United for Inter Milan. The OM would therefore consider returning to the role this winter. And the Phocaean club has this time an asset on its side. Alexis Sanchez indeed knows perfectly Jorge Sampaoli. The former goalscorer of FC Barcelona was the number one offensive asset of the Argentine coach when the latter was still officiating at the head of the Chile selection. Both men have lasting memories of it. And Jorge Sampaoli would now like to have him under his command in Marseille.
Except that this seductive track is not obvious to the OM. First of all because the player’s salaryAlexis Sanchez remains a colossal obstacle for his coming to Marseille, but also because of the competition. Also according to the Italian media, Betis Sevilla and FC Sevilla are also interested in the former Arsenal player. This strong competition should push up the price of the Chilean striker estimated at 7,5 million euros, according to Transfermarkt.