Liverpool to take on Man City in battle to land South American forward
Liverpool are set to renew their interest in Alexis Sanchez as the Mirror reports that the Merseysiders will battle it out with Manchester City for the Barcelona forward at the end of the season.
Sanchez graduated from the youth academy at Chilean club Cobreloa before making his senior debut in 2005. Udinese snapped up the player in 2006 but sent him on 2 loan spells to Colo-Colo and River Plate. Sanchez returned to Udinese in 2008 and developed into one of Europe’s most promising talents.
He accumulated 21 goals and 11 assists in over 100 games for the Italian side in 3 seasons which lead to interest from top clubs across the continent. Manchester City were keen to buy the Chile international in 2011 but lost out to Barcelona who signed the player for £22 million. However, the forward has been restricted to the bench this season and he has managed only 9 league starts and is reportedly looking for a way out of Camp Nou.
Liverpool have been credited with interest in Sanchez as they continue to rebuild under Brendan Rodgers and the Merseyside club are keen on the Barcelona forward to strengthen their forward line. But the Reds could face competition from City who are desperate to revamp their squad after a disappointing season where the FA Cup represents their only realistic opportunity to win silverware.