OM striker Alexis Sanchez: “I’m happy at Marseille and I want to continue here.”

Good news for Marseille fans. OM’s electric Chilean striker striker Alexis Sánchez (34) has shared his delight at playing for Les Phocéens in an interview with Sky Sport Italia. Marseille’s gamble of signing Sánchez on a free transfer in order to revive his faltering career has paid dividends that exceeded all expectations.

The two-time Copa América winner with Chile has scored thirteen goals and registered one assist in 29 games played for the Igor Tudor-led side. Sánchez has been a leader by example, on and off the pitch, and his dedication and commitment have been lauded. Sánchez has signed a one-year contract with Marseille, although the club included an option to extend the deal until 2024. And it has transpired that the Chilian is keen to extend his stay in France.

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Sánchez said his time on France’s southern coast is not up yet. “I’m happy at Marseille and I want to continue here.” The former Barcelona and Arsenal man also said he’s still in touch with his Inter teammates, and that some of them don’t understand why his contract Inter had been terminated. “Could I still be useful at Inter? That’s what my teammates told me, some still don’t understand my departure. Some of my former Nerazzurri teammates are still writing to me, they say ‘Bravo, Niño’.”

Sanchez is expected to lead the line for Marseille as they take on league leaders and arch-rivals PSG on Sunday evening for one of the most anticipated Classiques in recent years.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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