Inter's CEO Beppe Marotta has claimed that Alexis Sanchez is 'entirely owned' by the club ahead of his imminent move from Manchester United.
The Chilean's time at Old Trafford has been woeful. No if's, but's or maybe's, downright dreadful.
So much so that United were desperate to flog him off to any interested party, who just so happened to be Inter. The Serie A side agreed to take him on a loan deal for the 2019/20 season, where fans have been able to see a clearer glimpse of the true Sanchez, the one who lit up the Premier League during his time at Arsenal.
Playing a key role in the club's impressive end of season form, Antonio Conte and co. have seen it fit to bring him in on a permanent deal. Early talk suggested that they would stump up a fee to the Red Devils ahead of a move, given his recent fine showings.
Cold water was poured over such claims soon after, with the final agreement being that United would terminate Sanchez's deal and allow him to move to San Siro as a free agent on a three-year deal. Speaking ahead of the club's Europa League tie with Getafe, Marotta confirmed this and insisted an official announcement would follow on Thursday.
“Unofficially, we’ll make it official tomorrow morning, the player is entirely owned by Inter," he said, via Football Italia. "We have a contract with him for three seasons. We believe in him, that he can be a strong part of this squad and are happy to have concluded this deal.”
An extended loan was originally in the offing between the two clubs to allow Sanchez to see out the club's Europa League campaign, but the newer solution has resulted in a more amicable conclusion to discussions.
United will have significant wages off their salary bill and Inter get a rejuvenated Sanchez for free; win-win.