The 33-year-old made just eight appearances in an injury-plagued season after joining the east London outfit from Italian side Fiorentina in the summer of 2018.
In some ways you could look at this as a ruthless move from Pellegrini, considering Sanchez hasn’t had much of an opportunity to prove himself at the London Stadium. He only played a few games before suffering a major injury, only returning for a few cameo appearances down the back end of the campaign. So it would be a bit harsh to give him the boot after that. However, if the Chilean wants to find some more money for transfers then the veteran makes sense as someone he could get rid of. Whether any team would be willing to spend £3million on a 33-year-old coming off a big injury remains to be seen. So it makes sense to try and get rid of Sanchez if the club can, but it’s likely going to be difficult to shift the Colombian. We’ll have to wait and see how this one plays out this summer.