MILAN: Inter Milan have agreed to sign Alexis Sanchez (pix) from Manchester United on a permanent three-year deal, the Serie A club’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta said on Wednesday.
Sanchez signed with Inter on loan at the start of the 2019-20 season following a disappointing spell at United where he scored only five goals in 45 matches.
Although the Chilean scored only four league goals this season, he seemed to have rediscovered his touch in Italy where he topped the club’s charts with eight assists as Antonio Conte’s Inter finished runners-up behind Juventus.
“It will be official tomorrow (Thursday) in the morning,” Marotta told Sky Sports.
“The player is completely ours and we have a three-year contract with him. We think he can be a full member of our squad.”
The transfer will also allow Sanchez to play in the rest of Inter’s Europa League campaign after they advanced to the quarterfinals on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Spanish side Getafe in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Wednesday Alexis Sanchez’s move to Inter Milan had been made permanent.
Chile midfielder Sanchez, 31, who joined Inter last August after a season and a half at Old Trafford, has scored four goals in 31 appearances for the Italian side.
“I can confirm that Alexis will be confirmed as an Inter player on Thursday,” Solskjaer told broadcaster BT Sport.
“Alexis has had a good time over there, he’s a good player, so we wish him all the best,” he added.
Earlier, Inter chief executive Beppe Marotta said Sanchez had signed a three-year deal at the San Siro. – Reuters