Alexis Sanchez says Romelu Lukaku turned him to Inter Milan transfer

Date published: Thursday 5th September 2019 11:37

Alexis Sanchez has said Romelu Lukaku “convinced him” to join Inter Milan this summer.

The pair both arrived at Inter from Man Utd this summer with Lukaku joining on a permanent deal for a fee which could hit €80m (£73.75m), while Sanchez signed on a season-long loan deal on European transfer deadline day.

Sanchez scored just five goals in 45 appearances for United since moving from Arsenal, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was content to see the Chilean leave.

“Alexis needed to go, at the moment we know he’s been here for 18 months and it’s not really worked out for him,” Solskjaer said.

Sanchez meanwhile was also happy to leave and link-up with Lukaku and play for Antonio Conte.


“I am happy to return to Italian football, then we will see. I want to do only the best for me, for the team and for the Inter fans,” Sanchez told Sky in Italy.

“We can talk about a championship, I am here to win something. The team has not won for eight years, but has everything to do it.

“The group is young and strong, there is a coach who wants to win. The presence of Conte was important, he conveys confidence to the players. Lukaku is happy to be here, he also convinced me to come here.”

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