Still a while to the summer transfer window but that is not stopping Chelsea’s Antonio Conte from making plans for the next season. According to report, Arsenal Alexis Sanchez is a transfer target for Chelsea and Conte is reportedly willing to go the extra mile to sign the Chilean this summer. The stagnancy in Arsenal has made settling difficult and he is yet to extend his contract which expires at the end of the season. He could be available for free if Arsenal do not make a deal for him after summer and Chelsea seems ready to take advantage of the situation but here are reasons the 28-year old should avoid a move to Stamford Bridge by all means.
Sanchez’s thirst for trophies will be filled at Stamford Bridge but it is uncertain if he will be as renowned with the Blues squad. Having scored 22 goals and 18 assists in 38 appearances across all competition this season, Sanchez is the best player in the Gunners squad.
His style of play has seen Wenger change the team’s formation to suit him and this has proved favorable for the Chilean. Qualifying for Champions League next season will be a bit strenuous for Arsenal who has dropped to the 6th place in the Premier League table, with this Sanchez might be bidding the Gunners farewell at the end of the season in search of play in Europe next season. Chelsea will be able to give him what he wants but he would not be playing in the first team and could be deployed to a different part of the field which could diminish his goal scoring skill.
With Eden Hazard and Diego Costa preparing for an exit in the summer, Conte might not be willing to release the both at the same time and having Sanchez on the pitch will further strengthen their attack. With his technical ability, the Chile international is sure to become Conte’s first choice in no time and this might see the likes of Willian and Pedro becoming a substitute.
Sanchez will be constantly on a bid to prove himself to the manager with two skilled winger in the team, though that might help improve his game but it would also put him under a lot of pressure. The Chilean has been thriving in teams with less skilled players, but with the talent in the Blues squad, the slightest error will see him down on the bench and this will definitely kill his budding career.