After Luis Suarez, OM risks losing another striker. Upset by the events in Marseille, Alexis Sanchez would consider packing his bags.
The OM has made a very big move during the last summer mercato. The club managed to sign Alexis Sanchez without paying any transfer fee. And for good reason, the Chilean international had terminated his contract with Inter Milan before signing for free the OM. He is linked to the club until June 2023, with an additional year as an option if both parties agree. Ideally, the leaders of Olympique Marseille do not intend to lose their offensive asset and would already consider extending his contract for the coming season. Except that the principal concerned does not really hear it this way.
An undisputed starter since his arrival at OM, scoring 7 goals in 17 games in all competitions, Alexis Sanchez has experienced a new position under Igor Tudor. He is used at the top of the Phocaean attack where he seems more and more isolated. This use, combined with the terrible fiasco of OM in the Champions League, would begin to annoy the 33-year-old player. The Chilean media RedGol confirms “the frustration” felt by the former Barcelona player, who is already thinking of leaving Olympique Marseille this winter or at the end of the season.
OM Mercato : Marseille is already working on the arrival of a new striker
OM, which has only Ligue 1 and the French Cup to play, risks losing its offensive asset in the coming months. In addition to his repositioning, the source adds that the elimination of OM in the Champions League has seriously affected the motivation of the player. If this second reason is to be relativized, it is necessary to note that Alexis Sanchez may still play only one season in Marseille before leaving for a new destination. His departure would be a real blow for the club.
In the meantime, the OM management is already working on its next winter recruitment. If a defender and an attacking midfielder are hoped for this winter, Pablo Longoria and his teams would also consider bringing in a new center forward to support Alexis Sanchez. It remains to be seen if this will be enough to keep the former Arsenal player. The next few weeks may be eventful in this case.