When the world is witnessing curiosity about the transfer move of Alexis Sanchez, whether it is the German giant Bayern Munich or the current Premier League leader Manchester City, the president of the Bavarian club appeared to confirm that this Chilean international has already decided where he wants to go. To our mind, football betting sites will go crazy during his next match.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hinted that Alexis Sanchez has decided to join Manchester City where his heart is set to re-link his ex-Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola after ruling out Bayern Munich from the race.
Alexis is out of contract at the end of the season and he already mentioned about his departure from the Emirates.
Sanchez has faced a difficult start to this campaign, first it was injury then Chile’s failure to qualify for the World Cup going to happen next year. The 28-year-old showcased flashes of his brilliance in recent weeks, with Wenger expecting his talisman to see out the remainder of the contract which expires in June.
Speculation has suggested Arsenal could sell him in the January window, though they won’t want to lose him for free.
Man City nearly did sign the Chilean in the summer window but Arsenal refused to sell due to their inability to pick the replacement : Thomas Lemar.
However, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has already declared as Alexis’ heart is set on a move to the Etihad, this indicates, he is no longer a Bayern target.
“I think Sanchez has already decided which club [to join], so I suppose that the door will be closed in January,” he told Sky Germany. He also added that as he is not a proper centre forward, he is not a direct substitute of Lewandowski.
His passion and motivation for his team clinched attention of the German club. When he plays he tries to give his 100%, this is what Bayern needs it most now.
Bayern is suffering from the depth of the forward line beyond Lewandowski, with reserve team forward Kwasi Okyere Wriedt on the bench due to injury Thomas Muller’s injury.
So it is clear that Bayern do need a forward attacker, where Sanchez is a perfect choice.
Alexis cleared himself earlier that he wants to join a Champions League team. The world had witnessed his chemistry with Guardiola in the Barcelona days. Leading the Premier League table to having Pep in the side, Manchester City may be the dreamland for this Chilean.
The real question lies in ‘Do Man City really need him?’
From the current form of the City forward line, where four players fit in the top 10 scorers list, Sanchez will barely find a spot to play on. Starling – Sane – Vardy are guiding the attack like a tornado blast where the wonder kid of this season Gabriel Jesus is doing the finish along side the goal machine Aguero.
From this perspective, City barely can give him a secure spot where the struggling Arsenal need him to rescue their old prestigious honour of Emirates. Losing Sanchez would cause so much harm for the North London club as no one of this side could match his vision, flair and eye of goals.
This why the Gunners’ boss will try to keep this attacking talisman beyond January. He knows how much he needs him to finish in top 4 in Premier League and keeping the dream alive to win the Europa League.