According to The Independent Inter is willing to sign Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez, if he dramatically drops his demands for higher wages. Sanchez has had a torrid time since he arrived at Old Trafford of January 2018. His wages has been a sticking point for United because they tried to get deals done with David De Gea, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera who wanted higher wages too.
But because of the Chilean’s sky high wages of around £ 500,000 a week with bonuses this has created big problem for him and the players who would like to sign new extended contracts. Sources close to the situation say that there is “almost no market for him.” Well this is why Manchester United shouldn’t have signed him in the first place. Because now it has created a problem for United, Sanchez and a few other players.
This has become an issue that isn’t so easy to solve. United wants to sell him to another club, but how are other clubs going to pay his wages. If its true that there is “almost no market for him.” Then he is in a situation where he hasn’t been able to play for United with no consistency because of his injuries. He also may want to leave now when you consider the fact that he’s been relegated many times to the bench. Now Inter is willing to take Sanchez, but will he and his agent agree to reduced wages? And for how low are they willing to accept these reduced wages?
I believe that United may have to keep him for a while before they can offload him. If they can’t sell him because he and his agent doesn’t want lower wages, and teams can’t sign him then this isn’t an issue where nobody really wins. You may say that Sanchez wins in the end. Yes in a way, but he is injured most of the time and when he is healthy he can’t get enough playing time and he can’t get to improve his form.
The club could be stuck with him for a while unless Sanchez and his agent decides to opt for a large pay cut in order for Inter Milan or other interested teams to sign him. In hindsight this was a big mistake to sign him in the first place, especially for those wages.
What do you think of this story? Can United still keep him?