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Man Utd Quoted ‘Messi’ Price For Alexis Sanchez

Dear, oh dear. Inflation. It really is funny sometimes, isn’t it? Sometimes people get excited – over excited, and then bawl out ridiculous figures for clubs to ponder in the process of bidding for a player, and whoever was bidding for Udinese’s Alexis…

Dear, oh dear. Inflation. It really is funny sometimes, isn’t it? Sometimes people get excited – over excited, and then bawl out ridiculous figures for clubs to ponder in the process of bidding for a player, and whoever was bidding for Udinese’s Alexis Sanchez will have had a nasty shock recently.

The Udinese Preseident, Gino Pozzo has gone all ridiculous, and stated that his player Alexis Sanchez is worth way more than the £30 million that has been offered for him, but the Chilean winger is worth as much as the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. He said:

“To me, Sanchez is worth as much as [Lionel] Messi. That’s just my personal opinion, though.”

“It is very hard to find any other players of his level. We have received an offer of €35m for him, but we rejected it. I think that he is worth more than that.”

It prompts the question; how much is Lionel Messi worth? Well, at today’s standards, with Ronaldo going to Madrid for £80 million, you would think at least that price, probably more. Barcelona of course would not consider selling him for anything less.

Now to the question of if Sanchez is as good or as effective as Lionel Messi. Most of you who watch football would immediately say ‘no way’, which is supported well by the figures. Sanchez has scored 12 goals this season in the Italian Serie A, whilst assisting 6. Messi meanwhile, has been very busy in the La Liga, scoring a massive 31 and assisting 18, having played only 2 games more than Sanchez.

Manchester United and their local rivals City have both shown an interest in the 22 year-old Udinese winger, but United will most certainly be put off by the astronomical figures quoted. Sir Alex Ferguson most certainly has at least £30 million to spend, but with a new goalkeeper and central midfielder Manchester United’s prority, he will be in no hurry to spend over £30 million on a winger.

Nani, Valencia and Park occupy those positions well enough, whilst the twins Fabio and Rafael could easily play further up field if back up is needed. City on the other hand will spend as much as their heart desires, and with a bottomless pit of money occupying their eyes, their hearts will be pumping fast at the prospect of big money signings, even if they aren’t needed.

Conclusion? Sanchez isn’t worth as much as Messi, the Udinese President thinks he is, a club would have to put in a bid of at least £35 million to even be in with a chance of agreeing a deal, Manchester United won’t spend that much and City will do what they like. So, if Sanchez goes anywhere in England, it could only by City, unfortunately.

Tell me what you think!

Submitted by DBSFootball



  1. Roo

    May 24, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Even if he is good man utd can not pay that figure in a position where we have more than 2 in either wing. Go for sneijder and mascherano can leave barca anytime then de goa and ask me CL next sem

  2. Julio

    May 24, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Sanchez isnt there yet but lets us remember these things.

    He plays well for both club and country unlike messi.

    Sanchez doesnt have an army of all star players arounnd at every game and still manages to shine.

    The number of fouls free kcikcs and penalties aswell as red card on opposition players done by sanchez is much more than messi.

    Sanchez is a way better passer than messi.

    I think sanchez can get there but messi is better atm . He is worth 30-40 million. If torres is then sanchez shoudl be since torres has achieved nothing with chelsea.

  3. Enzo

    May 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    A lot of money. I hope he stays at Udinese or Inter!!!!! Could Be best player

  4. luke

    May 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    No worries, he will play for Inter next season. And he can not be compared to Messi. Messi plays for Barca and has to many stars around him. We can compare him to top players if he plays for a top team such as Barca, Real, Inter or Manchester Utd.

  5. mark

    May 25, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Should goto Manchester. look what SAF has done to Valencia and Hernandez.
    But the president wants him to star in champions league to maybe up his price tag a little

  6. marco

    May 25, 2011 at 7:07 am

    This editor, with all respect, is probably blinder than those three mice in shrek…

    I agree 110% with Julio, Messi has been playing in Barca since he was 11, he doesn’t even know what south american football is. In europe even a south american player with a litte skill looks great, take Luis Suarez for example, he is a god at Liverpool atm..But really he’s just an ordinary south american payer..
    Messi has never played great for Argentina, Tevez outdoes him. Messi is what he is because apart from his skill (which is found in the majority of south amaerican players) he has a couple 100 million dollars worth of players around him…all of the highest profile names in football..of course he’d shine more..

    Unlike Sanchez, he’s played in Colo Colo/Riverplate/Udinese, in which he has helped win titles with Colo & River and qualified Udinese to champions..

    Considering he has NO high profile names around him, which is evidence that he is a player that doesnt need everyone to be great to make the difference…unlike messi…

    Now the only difference in the price tag, is that Messi plays for Barca and has won champions.

    Just wait until Sanchez goes to England and you’ll be gob smacked.

  7. edujara

    May 26, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    messi not done anything for Argentina … we note that not seen the South American qualifying

  8. Roberto D'Amico

    June 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I live in New York and I am a hardcore INTER Milano FAN!!!!! I watch a lot of serie A games. This kid will be amazing.

    #1 Italy is very defensive calcio, and he can do tricks and dribbles on this defenders

    #2 He has done great things with a team that has not stars (Udinese)

    #3 He plays well at Udineses and Chili as well.

    #4 He has the best ball control since Ronaldo

    #5 INTER should buy him, cuz we could use a winger of this caliber

  9. James

    June 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    South American players always look special in Europe? Robinho didnt look very special at Man City, neither did Veron or Klebersonat at Man Utd (Brazil international at the time). Youre as good as you are wherever you are.
    As regards Sanchez he does look very good but it wouldnt be like Fergie to get involved in a bidding war which this transfer looks like it might become.

  10. Marce

    June 25, 2011 at 5:00 am

    For Heaven’s sake, pleaaase… First of all, Messi ain’t Argentinean, he was only accidentally born there. As a soccer player, he’s from Spain. He’s been playing there since he was 11…!!

    This “historical fact” aside, Messi, as already mentioned, plays surrounded by a team of stars –look at the pay roll of his team. While Sanches creates, organizes and performs on his own –assisted by Isla, at times. Can’t compare, then, apples and watermelons…

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