It was only this week in the Football Transfer Tavern that we were discussing the fact that David Villa is likely to stay at Barcelona and now it seems that Arsenal could well land his striking partner instead according to the Daily Mail.
The publication claim that Alexis Sanchez could be on his way out of Barcelona. Of course the Villa to Arsenal story has run and run and this latest twist comes as something of a shock. Now Villa is set to be offered a new deal at the Camp Nou, it seems Sanchez is the one heading for the exit instead.
At only 24 years of age the player wants to be starting week in, week out and given additional injury struggles, Sanchez has not enjoyed a particularly enjoyable season in La Liga. Not exactly short of suitors, there is already Arsenal, Inter Milan and Manchester United taking a long look at the striker.
Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson did think he had landed the Chilean forward before his move to the Catalan giants and could well join the race to land him once again. For his part, Sanchez is keen to play as much football as he can and a move to the Emirates Stadium would certainly secure that. One to Old Trafford however would provide much more competition than he is currently facing at the Camp Nou.
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