Former Inter striker Ruben Sosa discussed the Alexis Sanchez situation and how the player should still get a chance at the Nerazzurri in an interview with Chilean news outlet La Cuarta published yesterday.

“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 suggested that the Manchester United owned forward should be given another year with the Nerazzurri, to properly show off his qualities.

“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.”

He commented on the Inter linked Arturo Vidal, who seems less and less likely to be joining the Nerazzurri as the club look for younger options.

“He would be very useful for Inter, he’s a stellar reinforcement. Antonio Conte knows him very well, he also chooses players very well. Should he arrive, Vidal would give hierarchy to the team as well as a plus of grit and dynamism. He’s a complete footballer.”

Sosa touched on the fact that Vidal previously played for Juventus.

“But that’s how football is, you have to play wherever you want. I never thought I’d play at Inter when I was at Lazio, but I did and I had three wonderful years, where I scored a lot of goals. Today I’m going to Milan and the people are very affectionate.”

Finally, Sosa spoke about Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, who is heavily wanted by Spanish giants Barcelona.

“I don’t know what he wants. He’s a guy who’s part of a great team like Inter. I don’t know what the players think, they go to a team for four years and after a year they want to change to get more money. They’re thinking a lot about money.”

Sanchez, who has spent this season on a dry loan at Inter from Manchester United, has made 15 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 596 minutes. In that time, he has scored one goal and provided three assists, struggling to make a strong impact at the club since his arrival.