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A Breakdown Of The Figures Behind Alexis Sanchez's 'Eye-Watering' Move To Man Utd

A Breakdown Of The Figures Behind Alexis Sanchez's 'Eye-Watering' Move To Man Utd

It looks like Alexis Sanchez is on the verge of signing for Manchester United after Arsene Wenger confirmed on Thursday morning that his move to Old Trafford will 'likely' happen in the next 24 hours.

Sanchez will reportedly head to United while Henrikh Mkhitaryan goes in the opposite direction, but how much will the Chilean earn in comparison to his current wage at the Emirates?

It seems the Chilean will earn a hefty amount more than his current £275k a-week at Arsenal, according to The Telegraph.

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In fact, United's 'breathtaking' four-and-a-half year deal to sign Alexis Sanchez is worth around £180 million.

BBC journalist Simon Stone gave a complete breakdown of the deal on Radio 5Live earlier and the numbers really are quite staggering.

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Firstly, a £30 million pound transfer fee will be paid by Manchester United to Arsenal. Alexis will be paid £14 million a-year after tax in salary. (£27 million pounds before tax)

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Sanchez also has a signing-on fee of £20 million, as well as a chunky £10 million payment to Alexis Sanchez's agent Fernando Felicevich.

All of the above works out at around £180 million.

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Sanchez was in training with the Arsenal development team yesterday ahead of a move, according to Daily Mail.

He arrived at the clubs training base at London Colney in the morning. Though completed a session with the kids. Him training alongside the development team suggests a departure is imminent.

Thoughts on how much Sanchez would earn at Old Trafford?

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Let us know in the comments below. This is certainly an interesting debate!

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Transfers, Alexis Sanchez, Premier League, salary, Arsenal, wage

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.