The Spanish coach confessed what happened at the time, because he really wanted to have the Chilean.
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City manager, revealed details of the failed negotiation with Alexis Sanchez in 2018, when the Chilean shone in Arsenal. The DT of citizens confessed that in the case of Wonder Boy, Manchester United could more.
“We have a lot of money and we want to strengthen ourselves, but we loved Alexis Sánchez and we couldn’t afford it. We loved Harry Maguire and we couldn’t sign him. We were unable to pay what United paid. Yes, we have money, but the others also have ”, explained the strategist.
It should be remembered that the Cobreloa team joined the Red Devils as the highest-paid transfer in the Premier League, in a deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Gunners.
“It was a shame because for the project we had at that time it was crucial. I hope this serves as an example for those who say that City always buys whoever it wants and that is why the UEFA sanction was fair. ”
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