Inter Striker Linked to Host of Suitors, Wages Pose Huge Barrier

It has long been since Alexis Sanchez took to the pitch high on morale and form, as it looks increasingly likely that the Chilean forward will part ways with the Nerazzurri after three hapless injury stricken years at the Giuseppe Meazza.

The former Manchester United and Barcelona player has been marred by repeated injuries that have largely contributed to his lackluster playing form. Inter are keen on relieving him from the club’s wage books and also contributing to the fact is Simone Inzaghi’s preference for his two new strikers in Edin Dzeko and Joaquin Correa.

At the latest, reports have emerged from La Gazzetta dello Sport regarding potential suitors for the centre-forward.

Both his former teams – Colo-Colo and River Plate – along with Brazilian powerhouses Flamengo and Palmeiras are possible destinations, but according to the report, it is the Chile striker’s wish to stay back in Europe for at least more two years i.e. until he turns 34.

In Europe, he is being tracked La Liga sides Valencia, Rayo Vallecano and Andalusian duo Sevilla and Real Betis. His former trainer Jorge Sampaoli, who heads Marseille now is also being linked with a move for the Sanchez.

However, it’s safe to say that each of the interested clubs would struggle to pay the wages the frontman is on at Inter. He currently earns around €7m net per season in wages and his contract with the Nerazzurri expires in June 2023.