Ole says farewell to Sanchez ahead of move to Inter Milan
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says farewell to departing attacker Alexis Sanchez ahead of the Chile international’s permanent move to Inter Milan.
Earlier in the evening, Inter CEO Beppe Marotta tells Sky Italy that the Serie A club are close to securing the permanent signing of Sanchez.
“I can confirm that he’s agreed and we’ve agreed. Alexis enjoyed his time there. They’ve liked him so of course that’s a good move for him. Wish him all the best,” Solskjaer said.
“He’s a top player, that we want to see play his best football.
“For whatever reason we didn’t see the best of Alexis. But he’s a top professional and we just wish him all the best.”
Sanchez has been on loan at Inter since August 2019 with United still paying a large portion of his £560k-a-week wages.
He will receive a payout from United for cancelling his contract, which still has two years to run. The details of the payout are unknown but the value of the remaining two years in wages is around £55m.
Sanchez’s three-year contract with Inter is worth £6.3m a year.
Ole speaks about Sancho as Alexis Sanchez heads to Inter
While the Alexis Sanchez situation will come to an end on Thursday, Manchester United‘s pursuit of Jadon Sancho shows little sign of concluding anytime soon.
Asked how difficult the deal will be to sign the England forward from Borussia Dortmund, Solskjaer said: “Well, we’re looking into all transfers differently. I’m not going to speak about individuals that are not our players.”
“I’ve got no news, no update. We’ll update you if something happens.”