Inter should be looking to keep Alexis Sanchez “for another year”, says Ruben Sosa, with the Manchester United flop considered to still have plenty to offer if given regular game time.
The Chile international has been denied those opportunities throughout a loan spell at San Siro. Injuries have proved to be an issue once again for the 31-year-old, with just 15 outings for Inter as a result.
No spark has been rediscovered by the former Barcelona and Arsenal star, with the struggles he has endured at Old Trafford being taken with him to Italy. Sosa, though, believes that a proven performer will come good if Antonio Conte displays patience and belief.
With that in mind, and with the 2019-20 campaign having been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, the Nerazzurri have been urged to extend an agreement with United when it comes to Sanchez.
Ex-Inter frontman Sosa told La Cuarta:
“I was with him in the hotel where he lived in Milan. For me he’s a great player, with a long career, especially with his national team, he’s very respected.
“He hasn’t been given the right time, he can’t play so little, he needs to stay on the pitch for several games, for ninety minutes. He needs time to go back to be the player he is.”
Sosa added on the potential that still exists in Sanchez’s game:
“He needs two games to gain confidence, but he needs to do it whilst starting and playing the full game.
“I’d keep Alexis for another year at Inter. He’s a goal scorer, physically he’s very well and still has a lot to give. He’s a guy who has scored a lot of goals and will continue to do so.”