Almost six weeks have passed since Alexis Sánchez became a free agent after his contract with Olympique de Marseille expired. Despite his status in the transfer market, the Chilean striker has yet to find a destination that matches his sporting and financial ambitions.
Last season he proved his skills by scoring 18 goals and providing 3 assists in 44 games for the French team. At 34, Alexis Sánchez continues to be an influential force in this beautiful game. Its versatility, allowing it to act in any of the three offensive trident positions, makes it a coveted gem on the market.
The two possible targets for Alexis Sánchez
In the last few hours, the possibility of Sánchez returning to Inter Milan has increased. The Chilean has already made 109 appearances as a defender for the Nerazzurri, scoring 20 goals and providing 23 assists. Reports from Italy have suggested that Simone Inzaghi would have agreed to the arrival of Sánchez and is looking to create a powerful striker alongside Lautaro Martínez and the summer’s brand new signing, Marcus Thuram.
Alexis Sánchez’ ambition is to make the most of the final years of his career. A return to Inter Milan could ideally fit his goals and allow him to compete in the Champions League and fight for the Serie A title.
However, another team who are stepping on the gas in search of their services is Galatasaray. The Turkish club had an active transfer market, securing the likes of Cédric Bakambu, Wilfried Zaha and Mauro Icardi. Galatasaray, in contention for a place in the Champions League group stage, will hope to offer an attractive challenge to Alexis Sánchez in the next chapter.
Meanwhile, Olympique de Marseille, his former team, face a challenge in the qualifying stages of European competition. Despite losing their first game to Panathinaikos, Galatasaray held a comfortable 3-0 lead on their visit to Slovenia.
The fate of Alexis Sánchez remains a mystery, but it’s clear his quality and versatility continue to draw the attention of several top-flight clubs. Given his experience and ability to make a difference on the pitch, his final decision could have a significant impact on the football landscape.