Alexis Sanchez might have been a huge success during his time at Arsenal but Ray Parlour insists that he wouldn’t exactly welcome the Manchester United flop back at the Emirates with open arms, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT (15 May, 8.30am).
The Gunners paid £30 million to bring Sanchez to North London from Barcelona in 2014 and the Chilean superstar was worth every penny, scoring 80 goals in 166 games under Arsene Wenger while establishing himself as one of the Premier League’s most feared attackers.
But since moving to Old Trafford in January 2018 as part of a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sanchez has looked a shadow of his dynamic, forceful former self.
The 30-year-old has found the target just five times for United, scoring two goals in 27 games in the 2018/19 campaign.
The Mirror claims that United are now desperate to get rid of Sanchez and could even hand him a £12 million pay-off. But, according to Parlour, a return to Arsenal is probably off the cards.
“He was very good at Arsenal. Whether the fans would welcome him back I’m not so sure,” Parlour said.
“He’s been a real flop. The problem you might have is that he was probably the biggest player at Arsenal, now Pogba is getting more limelight than he does.
“He was sensational at Arsenal (but) he’s 30 years old now and I don’t think Arsenal would be going down that road.”
Sanchez is earning a staggering £500,000 a week at Manchester United and The Mirror suggests that, while Inter Milan are interested in a loan deal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would have to contribute half of his wages.
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