The former Manchester United flop did not make any new friends in Liverpool this week. Nor among the Inter supporters who had taken the trip to the Champions League match at Anfield.
Liverpool had a comfortable lead from Milan in the first quarter-final, where Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah decided the match at the San Siro with two late goals. On Tuesday, Jürgen Klopp was to defend himself for promotion. It looked like it would be a night of low blood pressure for Liverpool fans, but then it narrowed down from Lautaro Martinez in the 61st minute.
New excitement and all opportunities for Inter Milan to do as Atletico Madrid in 2020. Two minutes later, hope for Inter supporters broke.
Alexis Sanchez received his second yellow card and was sent off. With the Chilean sent off and Inter with ten men on the pitch for the next thirty minutes of the match, the Serie A club had no chance of catching up.
We do not know if this unnecessary expulsion has accelerated the process at Inter Milan, but according to Calciomercato, the decision has been made about Sanchez’s future in the Inter kit.
Although Sanchez has been the game changer in several crucial Serie A and Cup matches, Calciomercato claims that Inzaghi and Inter Milan have decided to send the Chilean lion to the transfer market this summer, one year before the contract expires.
Sanchez came on a free transfer after his totally unsuccessful stay at Manchester United. 17 goals and 23 assists in 99 games in the Inter kit is not so half-hearted, but according to Calciomercato, Inzaghi sees that the club has got what they could from free agent Sanchez. The motivation to get rid of the 33-year-old this summer is clearly high. Calclomercato claims Inter opens the front door for bids of less than 4 million euros.
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Does this mean that Premier League clubs will take the chance to bring the former Arsenal star back to Ball Island?
In the Supercoppa final against Juventus, it was 1-1 after regular time. Sanchez was unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors’ keeper did well to tip wide.
The inter-manager has mostly used Sanchez as a substitute, the 33-year-old himself is convinced that he has so much, much more to offer, and sends an invitation to the biggest clubs: “That’s how champions are. The more they play, the better they feel. “
Even if the Champions League adventure is over, Inter Milan have a great opportunity to win Serie A. If Alexis Sanchez is sent out on the transfer market this summer, it could thus be the back-to-back champion in the league. Not stupid to have on your resume.