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Jurgen Klopp reacts to Alexis Sanchez leaving Arsenal to complete Manchester United transfer

Jurgen Klopp speaks out Alexis Sanchez transfer to Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez is on the verge of joining Manchester United from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp has hailed Manchester United as the Premier League giants close in on the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

The Chile international had appeared destined to sign for Manchester City this month, but a deal collapsed with the runaway Premier League leaders unable to agree a fee and refusing to bow to the demands of the 29-year-old’s agent.

Jose Mourinho has capitalised on City’s decision to walk away from the negotiating table and pounced for one of world football’s most revered attacking players, one who has scored 60 goals in 122 Premier League appearances.

Liverpool were linked with a late move for the former Barcelona forward but were unable to compete with the astonishing salary offer which has convinced Sanchez to swap the Emirates for Old Trafford.

Regardless of the money involved, Klopp believes United should be congratulated for adding Sanchez to their already impressive attacking options.

He said: ‘I have nothing to say about the numbers. But Sanchez makes sense for pretty much every team in the world because he’s a very good player.’

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