Sanchez bit­ter­ness at stay­ing

Irish Examiner - Sport - - SOCCER -

Manchester City’s Clau­dio Bravo has said his Chile team­mate Alexis Sanchez was frus­trated that a move to the club fell through.

City had a £55m (€60m) bid for the Arse­nal for­ward ac­cepted on trans­fer dead­line day last week but the Gun­ners’ fail­ure to find a re­place­ment saw the switch col­lapse.

City goal­keeper Bravo was with Sanchez on in­ter­na­tional duty at the time and wit­nessed his re­ac­tion. He said: “We were talk­ing in Chile. He went from hap­pi­ness to bit­ter­ness in a few hours, although it’s all in the past now. The trans­fer didn’t hap­pen be­cause a player didn’t go to Arse­nal and ev­ery­thing col­lapsed.

“We would have loved to have him here, but the mar­ket gives you these time lim­its and the rush is not good. This time it was not pos­si­ble, but hope­fully we have him here in the fu­ture.”

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