Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar is hopeful of being joined in the French capital by Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez sooner rather than later.
Neymar completed a stunning summer switch from Barcelona to the Parc des Princes for a world record £197m. And amidst the negotiations of this world-record breaking transfer, Le Parisien report that the 25-year-old identified former teammate Alexis Sanchez as another target for his prospective new club.
The duo shared a dressing room at the Nou Camp before the arrival of Luis Suarez in 2014, compounded by the signing of the Brazilian himself the year prior to that, meant that Sanchez was deemed surplus to requirement in Barca’s now assembled famous front three.
Consequently, Sanchez joined Arsenal and has been prolific in the Premier League, with 53 goals to his name thus far. The South-American star has also lifted two FA Cups, but Arsenal’s failure to secure a Champions League place last season has raised the rumours of the 28-year-old willing to ply his trade elsewhere.
And with his contract set to expire in July 2018 and there being no indication he is seeking a renewal, the transfer window speculation saw him linked with a host of clubs and had Arsenal secured the signature of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, Sanchez could well have moved to Manchester City.
PSG were also credited with an interest, even if it was not as a result of Neymar’s influence, and ultimately opted to sign a teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe on loan with an option to buy.