Manchester United Willing To Spend £13 Million To Get Rid Of Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez's time at Manchester United has been a complete and utter failure and to put a real exclamation mark on that fact the club could be willing to spend £13 million just to get him away from the team.

16 months ago Alexis Sanchez found himself in the middle of a tug of war between the top two teams in the Premier League as Manchester City and Manchester United battled to get their top target.

City had already tried to sign him the previous summer, and nearly got him, but Jose Mourinho was willing to spend big in January to beat Pep Guardiola to the Sanchez signing, with the City boss prepared to wait for the next summer.

How Guardiola must be thanking his lucky stars now, not that there's any guarantee the Chilean would have been as bad at the Etihad, with the former Arsenal forward being generally poor for United.

As well as not finding the form that made him one of the best players in the league the 30 year old has also caused issues with his massive wages.

Sanchez is on a ludicrous £500k a week, reportedly, once bonuses are included and, according to the Daily Mail, United are willing to pay half of that, up to £13 million, to get rid of him.

Sanchez has been poor for United. Image: PA Images
Sanchez has been poor for United. Image: PA Images

The forward's form means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to offload him in the summer, as he tries to rebuild the team, but his high wages make it unlikely anyone would be able to afford him.

With half the money coming from his current club there is a much better chance the Premier League side would be able to offload him elsewhere.

For the Red Devils an extra £250k to spend on a new signing would still be sufficient for quite a high end player.

De Gea has been far more worthy of high wages, even with his recent mistakes. Image: PA Images
De Gea has been far more worthy of high wages, even with his recent mistakes. Image: PA Images

As well as taking up a big spot on their wage bill Sanchez's huge contract has caused issues with other members of Solskjaer's squad.

David de Gea has asked for similar wages to the winger whilst Ander Herrera's demands also went up a lot, with the midfielder expected to move to PSG.

Guardiola also tried to sign Fred and Jorginho according to reports and he might be the luckiest manager ever when it comes to players he's not signed!

Ryan Sidle

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