Former Arsenal and Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez is on the move again, reports Fabrizio Romano. The Chilean is set to join Ligue 1 side Marseille once he has terminated his contract with Inter Milan.
Alexis Sanchez Set to Complete Move to Marseille
Olympique Marseille are set to sign Alexis Sánchez, here we go soon! It will be completed next week, right after the official termination of the contract with Inter already agreed days ago. 🚨🔵🇨🇱 #OM
Been told Sánchez will sign with OM until June 2024. pic.twitter.com/vFiDPJfeD5
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2022
Can Sanchez Refind His Form With Marseille?
This has been a very tumultuous summer for Marseille in preparation for the new season. Jorge Sampaoli always had been a prickly character and so his out-of-the-blue departure as the manager shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise. To make matters worse, his successor, Igor Tudor, has made a rod out for his own back already. There were various reports of bust-ups with his own players, including Matteo Guendouzi at half-time in a friendly last week.
Guendouzi exited Arsenal with doubt surrounding him over whether he was the issue or not. One former Gunners star had no such issues in North London though, this being Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean performed very well during his time with Barcelona but reached his peak whilst wearing the famous red and white. Sanchez is one of the best players of the 21st century for that club, and Marseille will be hoping to tap into that.
There is a lot of competition in the attacking third with Cengiz Under, Dimitri Payet and Luis Suarez to name just a few. Wingers are easy enough to come by and so this move from the club’s point of view is an odd one. Last term, Marseille finished second only to Paris Saint-Germain and were the best of the rest in all possible ways. There isn’t any realistic scope of building on that but Champions League football can be solidified.
A Rough Few Years for the Former Arsenal Star
As previously mentioned, Alexis Sanchez was at his best during his time under Arsene Wenger. The legendary manager made his name with a rival of theirs, Monaco. Focusing on the former Arsenal star and it has gone downhill since he departed the English capital. Manchester United is a poisoned chalice regardless and it certainly sent Sanchez’s stock plummeting.
He may have landed a few medals during his time in Milan, most notably one for the Serie A title, but he has always been a bit-part player with Inter. The 33-year-old has scored some impressive and important goals from the bench. Marseille presents a fresh opportunity, one which he could easily seize if he is properly motivated and can stave off injuries.