Manchester United could be stuck with flop Alexis Sanchez for the start of next season, because all attempts to sell him have failed.
Since transferring from Arsenal 18 months ago, the player has endured a torrid spell at United, scoring just 5 times in 45 appearances for the club. He has not scored for the club since netting the second in an FA Cup victory over his former side Arsenal at the end of January, missing much of the end of season run-in with a knee injury.
Both player and club are keen to part ways, but one drawback to any move is his massive salary of £500,000 which is deterring potential suitors from making any approaches for him. And, whilst United are prepared to subsidise part of his wages for any clubs interested in the 30-year old, there have been no serious enquiries for him so far this summer.
Meanwhile, Sánchez appears to have rediscovered his scoring boots, at least at international level. He has scored in both Chile’s victories over Japan and Ecuador in the Copa América this past week.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.