Alexis Sanchez

‘Man United’s huge fee to Fernando Felicevich for Alexis Sanchez is warranted’

Man United & Alexis Sanchez

It’s still unclear where Alexis Sanchez is headed.

All agree the Chilean is leaving Arsenal in January. It appears that Man United are leading the race to sign the striker.

Yet Chelsea are still lurking in the background, while it would be no surprise to see Man City surge back into the mix.

For the moment, however, Man City seem out of the running. That’s in part due to Man City’s decision not to fork out a payment of over 10 million pounds to Sanchez’s agent: Fernando Felicevich.

‘Fernando Felicevich’s payment is deserved’

In the Daily Mail on Tuesday, columnist Martin Samuel has gone against the grain.

Most poo-poo huge sums of money going out of the game and into agents’ pockets. Not Samuel.

He believes that if Man United do sign Alexis Sanchez, Fernando Felicevich is worth every penny of the money which comes his way:

If Alexis Sanchez signs for Manchester United, his agent is believed to receive upwards of £10million. And fair enough, he deserves it. Seriously, he does.

He will have earned Arsenal more than they expected this January; he will have beaten Manchester City in the transfer market.

Of course he is worth £10million. He has brought genuine value to his role in this transaction. It wouldn’t have been possible without him.

Man United: Three possible formations

Working on the assumption that Man United get the deal done for Alexis Sanchez, how would the forward fit into Jose Mourinho’s plans?

That issue has been tackled by the Times on Tuesday. They’ve thrown up three possible lineups for Man United should Alexis make the move to Old Trafford.

In the first option, Sanchez could be deployed in a wide left role in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

A second option is to play Sanchez alongside Jesse Lingard in a 4-3-2-1 setup.

The third alternative is for United to play 4-3-3.

Man United: Three possible formations

Also see: Chelsea or Man United? Gary Neville on City’s Alexis Sanchez deal.

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