Arsenal’s star man Alexis Sanchez looks set to leave the London club in the summer as he has still not signed a new contract. Reports from Don Balon in Spain suggest that Real Madrid are the club that are currently leading the race to sign him.
We may know about any deal soon too, as Sanchez will be allowed to agree terms with a foreign club in January, when he will have just six months left on his deal. The report also says that Real will face competition for the Chile international’s signature, as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are also interested.
The fact that Arsenal would obviously not want Sanchez to join Man City may help Real Madrid’s chances of signing him. Regarding possible City interest, Arsene Wenger seems to think Alexis will not be going:
“You say everybody thinks City will come in for Alexis – I am part of everybody and I don’t think he will go,
Do City need him? They have to decide that. But we need him here.”
Making Room For Alexis?
The same report from Don Balon also suggests that Real manager Zinedine Zidane will look to sell winger Lucas Vazquez in order to free up both the funds and space in the squad for the arrival of Alexis Sanchez.
Serie A side Roma are said to be interested in Vazquez and they may look to tie up a deal for him as early as January. The player himself would also be open to a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu as he is not really getting enough time on the pitch this season, even with injuries to big players such as Gareth Bale.
It is easy to see why Real would want to sign Alexis Sanchez. He has scored five goals in fourteen games so far this season and getting him on a free in the summer would be an incredible deal.