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?
Raiola XI v Mendes XI - who would win?
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.
LOOK AWAY NOW #AFC FANS :worried:- BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) January 18, 2018
"Sanchez will be earning half a million quid a week at #MUFC" @sistoney67 breaks down the huge numbers being reported in the Arsenal forwards proposed move to Old Trafford.
:soccer: :microphone2: :iphone: https://t.co/N3P5G1Jj25 pic.twitter.com/aCRyDM4sgB
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)
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.
Man Utd's deal to sign Alexis Sanchez worth around £180m as they offer him £14m a year after tax https://t.co/q5lMW8REWo- Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) January 17, 2018
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?
The fastest team in FIFA revealed...
Let us know in the comments below. This is certainly an interesting debate!