Alexis Sanchez transfer to Manchester United appears to nearing its conclusion after the Chilean uploaded footage of him boarding a plane.
Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho revealed on Saturday that the club were ‘so close’ to announcing the deal, which will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move the opposite way to Arsenal in a straight swap.
While the Armenian is already in London and likely to undergo a medical today, Sanchez only just appears to be flying up to Manchester now as he looks to rubberstamp the move. Looks like Alexis Sanchez is on his way somewhere.
IT’S HAPPENING! via Alexis Sanchez’s Instagram! #mufc pic.twitter.com/0CY0FXSSrc — United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 21, 2018
Sanchezupdated his Instagram story with a short clip of him boarding a small private plane, presumably bound for Manchester, in what looks like snowy Biggin Hill airport. Upon touching down, Sanchez is expected to undergo a medical and sign on the dotted line of a contract that will make him the most expensive player in the Premier League.
Marco Silva and blame Everton After Arsenal’s thumping 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, manager Arsene Wenger had suggested that Sanchez was driving up to Manchester – though he opted for a private jet instead. About Sanchez’s absence against Palace, he explained: ‘I didn’t take him because there is a question of him moving to United.
Youcan’t drive north and play football. Sanchez’s move to Old Trafford involves no money, just a straight swap for Mhik‘I expect it to happen, but I can’t announce it. In the next 48 hours it will be decided. ‘Until it’s over the line you can’t say it will happen. If you want to have a bit, it could happen. ‘Sanchez will only happen if Mkhitaryan comes here. That’s why it takes longer as well because it is coordinated.’