where is Alexis Sanchez, target of Olympique de Marseille?


Target of Olympique de Marseille, who could try to recruit him if he manages to free himself from his last year of contract with Inter Milan, Alexis Sanchez (33) has had a mixed season. Substitute for the Nerazzurri, he still allowed the interist club to win a title and made some nice moves.

Alexis Sanchez at Olympique de Marseille, the association has something to spark off. Important player of the 2010 decade, top scorer of the Chilean selection of which he has the most caps (146 caps, 48 ​​goals), Sanchez would certainly stick perfectly to OM, with his pedigree and his image of a characterful player with the grinta always intact. The type of character that Marseille supporters would love.

The operation is still complex for the moment: Sanchez, still under contract with Inter Milan until 2023, will have to free himself from this last year of lease, and OM will above all have to find an arrangement in terms of salary. of the Chilean, who would receive 7 million euros in Italy. The investment would in any case be financially significant and it is therefore appropriate to ask whether, sportingly, the arrival of Sanchez at OM would be relevant.

At almost 34 years old – he will be on December 19 – Sanchez remains a sure bet in European football among attackers playing in the axis. But if he is still a member of the selection, the Chilean has the greatest difficulty in finding his best level in the club for four and a half years. Since leaving Arsenal to Manchester United in January 2018, Sanchez hasn’t been the player he used to be. A world-class player, whom OM could not have attracted anyway.

Luxury replacement at Inter

During the last three seasons he spent at Inter, Sanchez was therefore content with a role of luxury substitute, with a record that was far from ridiculous: 20 goals and 23 assists in 108 games. Sign that Sanchez is not quite finished: his name was mentioned on the side of Barça last winter. Last season, the 33-year-old striker started only seven Serie A games as a starter, for 5 goals and 3 assists.

Several images of his season remain in mind. The most striking will undoubtedly remain his goal scored against Juventus during the Italian Super Cup. An achievement in the very last seconds of extra time, to offer a new title to Inter against the Turin enemy, and which should allow him to leave a beautiful trace in the memory of Nerazzurri supporters.

The other defining image of Sanchez’s season would certainly be this tackle on Fabinho, which rocks the Champions League round of 16 second leg between Liverpool and Inter. While Lautaro Martinez has just given the Interists hope to return to the score over all of the two games, Sanchez does not control his tackle on the middle of the Reds, 70 meters from his team’s goals, and collects a second yellow card .

A splendid goal against Roma to recall his talent

A luxury substitute – he scored his last three goals of the season in Serie A in added time, coming off the bench – Sanchez has also recalled twice this season that he is a high-class player. A first time against Cagliari in the league, on December 12, 2021, with a nice volley goal. A second time against Roma in the Italian Cup.

On February 8, Sanchez delighted the public at the Giuseppe-Meazza stadium with a shot from 25 meters that lodged in the right window of the goalkeeper of the Wolf. Less feline and decisive than a few seasons ago, more in difficulty to chain the matches because of his age, Sanchez is therefore still capable of a few brilliant strokes. OM would not say no to the arrival of the Chilean striker.

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