Inter Veteran Not Necessarily a Lock to Leave the Team

Despite the arrival of Mehdi Taremi, Alexis Sanchez still has a shot to stay at Inter. The coaching staff and the execs have appreciated his contribution when called upon. He has stepped up while Marcus Thuram was missing, providing two assists in a row. He’ll likely start on Monday versus Genoa, although the Frenchman will return to the bench following a minor thigh injury.

Per La Gazzetta dello Sport (via OneFootball), the Nerazzurri management hasn’t completely shut the door on extending the contract of the veteran. He inked just a one-year one last summer after a productive spell at Olympique Marseille.

Despite a limited role, Alexis Sanchez is behaving and training impeccably, which is particularly valued by the Inter brass. It wasn’t the case during his previous stay when he pouted if he wasn’t a regular.

The Chilean talisman is earning €2.8M net plus add-ons. Since he’s on a short-term deal, he wasn’t part of the pool of players that benefitted from the Decreto Crescita. Therefore, nothing would change financially for the team if they re-upped.

Our Take on Inter and Alexis Sanchez

A backup pairing formed by him and Mehdi Taremi would be more well-assorted than the one with Marko Arnautovic, plus he has the right traits to serve as a super-sub. On the other hand, it’s tough to move on from the Austrian without taking a hit since they paid a decent fee to get him. It’d be rich to keep five strikers, but they could.

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