In focus: Manchester City should go all out for Alexis Sanchez

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has placed Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez at the top of his transfer wishlist, according to the Daily Star.

What’s the word?

City failed to land Sanchez from Barcelona in 2014 due to Financial Fair Play restrictions, with the Chilean ending up at Arsenal instead.

Manuel Pellegrini was the man in charge of City then, and now current boss Guardiola is believed to be keen for the club to launch another move for the attacker.

The Daily Star reports that Sanchez is among a list of targets, including Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

City’s Premier League title challenge appears to be non-existent after they dropped 10 points behind leaders Chelsea after losing 4-0 to Everton last weekend.

So, Guardiola reportedly believes that he needs to heavily strengthen his team in order to get back on track for future seasons.

Would Sanchez to City be a good move?

The Chilean has nabbed 16 goals in all competitions for Arsenal this season, and any team would benefit having him in the squad.

City have individual talent, but they do not seem to be clicking as a team at the moment, with Guardiola suffering his worst ever league defeat as a manager at the weekend.

Perhaps the North-West club should put defensive targets as their priority due to the shaky performances at the back.

However, Sanchez would provide great competition for Sergio Aguero, and the pair together could be a formidable force.

From Sanchez’s point of view, Arsenal are currently two points above City in the league, but the North London outfit have so often faltered in their title bids, whereas their rivals have been crowned champions twice in the last five years.

It would be a good time for City to pounce considering that Sanchez is yet to agree a new contract at Arsenal, despite months of negotiations.

 


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