Sanchez completes a permanent move to Milan on a 3-year contract.


 On Thursday Alexis Sanchez completed a permanent move to Inter Milan on a three-year contract, bringing an end to his unsuccessful time at Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old Chilean, who had been on loan at Inter this season, signed a contract until June 30, 2023.

Despite missing months through injury, Sanchez came back strong after the coronavirus lockdown, helping lift Antonio Conte’s side to a runners-up finish behind Juventus.

In total he scored four goals and set up another 10 in his 29 appearances.

And Conte praised the Chilean after Inter booked their ticket to the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Getafe on Wednesday.


“Sanchez was an excellent move,” said Conte.

“Credit to the club for closing a really good transfer. We deserved it, it came at a bad moment in his career and then he got hurt right away.

“We waited for him and now he’s doing well. It is right that we are the ones to reap the benefits of this.”

The deal is reported to be worth around seven million euros ($8 million) per season, making him Inter’s third highest paid player after Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku and Danish midfielder Cristian Eriksen.

Despite his £350,000-per-week contract at Old Trafford Sanchez failed to make an impact after joining from Arsenal in January 2018 as part of the deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go the other way.