By Mark Weasley
With reports linking Manchester United to the signing of Alexis Sanchez, Phil Neville has talked up the possibility of signing the 29-year-old. United have been reported to be keen on hijacking the move for Sanchez, who has been talked up to join Manchester City but it seems that the Citizens are stalling on a move for the superstar. United are willing to offer up to £25 million for his signature as well as making Henrikh Mkhitaryan a lightweight in the deal.
City are believed to be making a bid of £20 million for the player, which Arsenal believe is too meagre for a player of his quality.
And club legend, Neville has stated that the player would be a perfect fit for the club given that the player plays with commitment and drive, traits that encompass the Manchester United tradition.
This latest admission of interest by United is expected to spark a bidding war by both clubs, as the signing of Sanchez is expected to be the game changer for both clubs. Sanchez has refused to sign a contract extension at Arsenal, as he hopes to move to a club with more ambition and challenge for the major trophies.
Speaking recently, Neville likened United signing Sanchez to the impact of Cantona. He told Sky Sports, “I was blown away really, because everyone thought he was going to the blue half of Manchester.”It’s pretty obvious he’s not going to stay at Arsenal. I think if United were going to buy him, £25 million would be an absolute snip.
“United missed out on buying Ivan Perisic in the summer, and with that missed out on a winger.
“I think Sanchez provides the quality, the goals and the world-class ability he has got. I think it would be absolutely unbelievable signing.” “It would be a coup, particularly for United fans, to have a player like Sanchez potentially come to them over City. It would be a strong statement.” he added.
Sanchez is an attacking midfielder known for his pace, power, dribbling and finishing. He will add quality to our team as his willingness to give his all for the team is almost unrivalled, though his heart looks set on a move to City. He scored 30 times for Arsenal last season.