The Daily Mail has reported that there is a fresh twist in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez as Real Madrid has entered the race. Manchester City was the first club to show an interest – but there has been news over the last few days of Manchester United coming in with a £18m offer. But the fact that the player’s representatives held talks with Real Madrid will a blow to both Manchester clubs.
The lure of playing for Real Madrid may be too tempting for Sanchez – but the situation will delight Udinese, because they can now expect a bidding war for their star player. The Italian club are already resigned to losing their star player – but they are holding out for a fee in the region of £32m.
Sanchez has the ability to play wide as a winger or up front in a striking role. There have been comparisons made with Cristiano Ronaldo due to the player’s exceptional dribbling ability, sublime ball control, quick pace and accurate crossing ability. Sanchez has had a fine season with Udinese in which he has scored 12 goals in his 27 league appearances. Sanchez has already played for his country 36 times. In the past Chelsea, Inter Milan and Liverpool have also shown interest in the player.