United Could Pay Alexis Sanchez To ‘Not Play For Them’ Next Season

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez.

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In the years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired from Manchester United, the club has drastically altered their transfer and recruiting policy. The transfer record has been broken on numerous occasions and the side has been a major spender in almost every window.

Even acquisitions of younger players, a trademark United move, hasn’t been a cheap affair for them as of recent, with starlets like Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial commanding enormous transfer fees in order to move to Old Trafford.

Despite that, their roster only seems to have variety in terms of the wages earned rather than talent expressed. Now, the former is set to cause them some expensive troubles.

The Red Devils are eager to offload Alexis Sanchez in the summer after the Chilean forward failed to make an impact at Old Trafford, yet another failed no.7 post-Cristiano Ronaldo.


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However, his weekly wage package is causing them some trouble as the club is finding it hard to find buyers who will make a move for the Barcelona star which accommodates both his wages and his poor form.

Now, the Mirror reports that Inter Milan is interested in acquiring Sanchez and have been advised by many agents to make a move. However, the deal in question will be a one-year loan move from United, with the Red Devils paying half of the forward’s wages, a figure in the range of £250,000-per week.

This would effectively mean that the side will have to pay Sanchez around £12 million in order to have him off the pay-grades at Old Trafford.

It will be interesting to see if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and company will opt for this move. Sanchez’s presence initially blocked Anthony Martial from flourishing in the spot and it seems clear that the Norwegian may be inclined to sell him off so as to avoid a repeat of that in the season to come.