Manchester United may be forced to pay a significant amount if Alexis Sanchez is to end his Old Trafford nightmare after the true extent of his contract details were revealed.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keen to get rid of the 30-year-old, who has suffered a miserable spell at United which has seen him score just five times in 45 appearances.
He was left out of the squad for the side’s 4-0 win over Chelsea in the first game of the season due to concerns over his fitness and was reportedly involved in a training ground bust-up with Mason Greenwood this week.
However, getting him out of the club is not proving to be an easy task due to his astronomical earnings.
According to the Daily Mail Sanchez takes home a staggering basic salary of £300,000 a week, as well as a net payment of £100,000 a week which he receives from a £5million-a-year image rights deal.
In addition, the United is required to pay £5m in agent’s fees to his representative Fernando Felicevich over the course of the contract, and all of this together with additional bonuses take the total overall figure to an eyewatering £560,000 a week.It is little wonder, then, that there are currently no clubs willing to take the risk of signing an injury-prone and out-of-form Sanchez, and United may have to pay at least some of his salary themselves to get him off the books.
His most likely destination appears to be Italy, with the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan and Napoli linked with a move, but none of them can afford to pay a transfer fee or match Sanchez’s extravagant salary.
With just over two weeks to go until Italy’s transfer window slams shut on 2 September, time is running out to get through a deal for Sanchez.
It remains to be seen if he is involved in the United team which takes on Wolves at Molineux on Monday night.
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