The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Alexis Sanchez at the Etihad Stadium.
Despite City’s dominance in the Premier League and progression in all three cup-competitions this season, it appears that Pep Guardiola is still in the market for new talent this month. City have been linked with Alexis Sanchez since the summer transfer window, but as of yet, they have been unable to complete a deal that would see Sanchez and Guardiola reunited once again.
The pair worked together whilst they were both at Barcelona during the 2011/12 season, and there is a suggestion that Guardiola’s presence at City is one of Sanchez’s core motivations to move to Manchester this month.
However, after months of speculation strongly linking the Chile international with a move to City, Manchester United emerged as a surprise candidate to secure his signature yesterday.
Although the news arrived as a concern to some City supporters, the majority reacted with hysteria to United’s bid for Sanchez and claimed that there was no way he would be choosing red over blue in Manchester this month.
And there were plenty of supporters who believe that United are merely attempting to force City to spend more money than they had initially planned to on their number one target.
Here’s what The Citizens faithful had to say about United’s rival bid for Sanchez…
"hello, Alexis, it's Manchester United, we'd like to….. Hello, hello, anyone there"?
Must mean the deals close for city, whenever utd are linked it means it's almost done.
— trick*star (@trickytrev83) January 11, 2018
Don't think sanchez will want to play Lwb tbh!
— Elliot (@Ellmusic_) January 11, 2018
LOOOOOOL GOODLUCK WITH THAT
— Carlos TEVEZ (@Silky_Gundogan8) January 11, 2018
stop it! sanchez is not a bus driver
— akazonae (@akazonae11) January 11, 2018
He's a proper footballer loves attacking not a striker that wants to sit in his own half #ParkTheBusManUtd
Don’t think Sanchez would want to sit on Jose’s empty bus he’d rather win some trophies with us.
— Alan R Evans (@skinnywinger) January 11, 2018
— Pete (@Pete01mcfc) January 11, 2018
Why would he leave for the second club of Manchester lmaoooo
Manchester is blue and there is nothing you can do about it.
— ElFino (@JacobTuf) January 11, 2018
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Can he drive a bus
— mancunial (@mancunial) January 11, 2018