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Manchester City are close to completing a move for Arsenal want away attacker Alexis Sanchez after they opened talks with the Gunners over a 30 million deal according to the Express.
We take a look at the two main reasons cited as being behind the City’s motivation to accelerate the deal this month rather than wait until the summer when they can sign him for free.
1; Gabriel Jesus’s Injury: Striker Gabriel Jesus was stretchered off the pitch in tears during the draw against Crystal Palace last week. Scans revealed that the striker had damaged his ankle ligaments and would miss up to two months with the injury, leaving Sergio Aguero as the only recognized striker in the team.
2; Alexis Sanchez Champions League eligibility: Alexis Sanchez thankfully for City is eligible to play in the Champions League having only played in the Europa League this season, he is arguably the best player in the world who is eligible to play in the Champions League if signed now.
Bearing these in mind, Pep Guardiola and his bosses at Etihad have decided its best they recruit Alexis as soon as this month, as they look to let no point slip past them in their chase for titles on all front this season.
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