Inter Milan seek permission to play Alexis Sanchez in the Europa League
The Chilean has experienced an upturn in form of late as Inter find themselves six points behind Juventus in Serie A. Sanchez scored a goal and assisted one more yesterday night as the Nerazzurri defeated SPAL 4-0.
Inter are set to face off against La Liga side Getafe on August 5th in the Europa League. The Italians will need to extend Sanchez’s stay if he has to feature on the night.
The 31-year-old had already signed a short-term deal to stay at Inter. The agreement comes to an end when the Serie A season concludes against Atalanta on August 2.
According to the report, both sides had agreed they would reopen negotiations over a potential extension at a later date. Inter have now asked United’s permission to include Sanchez in their Europa League squad.
With United also still in the competition, releasing Sanchez means we will be strengthening a direct rival.
The draw has ensured that the only way we will play the Serie-A giants is if both sides make it to the final. It will be a cruel irony if he goes on to make the difference on the night.
It is something Inter have considered. They are willing to pay a penalty fee should our paths cross in the final at Cologne.
If they fail to convince United to let him play in the competition next month, Inter are considering extending the Chilean’s loan for the 2020/21 campaign or even buy him outright. (h/t Daily Star)
Such a deal will be to our liking. United are keen to get the Chilean’s massive wages off the books and should welcome such a move.
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United should go ahead and permit Inter to extend Sanchez’s loan. However, we must add the caveat that the player cannot feature against us.
Hopefully, Sanchez will do enough to convince Inter to take him off our hands. But not enough to deny us a European crown.