Alexis Sanchez’s alleged Manchester City wages have been released and they’re pretty eye-watering.
According to the Daily Star, if Alexis had completed his £60m move to City on Transfer Deadline Day, he would have been made the club’s highest earning player. The Sky Blues were reportedly willing to hand the Chilean £275k-per-week.
On top of this, the 28-year-old would have supposedly earned £50k-per-week in bonuses, which means he would make £325k-per-week some weeks… Most weeks, if said bonuses were for scoring.
But wait, there’s more. The forward was reportedly set to receive a whopping £8m signing-on bonus.
If true, no wonder he couldn’t bloomin’ wait to leave.
Alexis current earns £130k-£140k-per-week depending on which publication you read. Along with Mesut Ozil, he’s the highest earner at Arsenal. However, being the highest earn at Arsenal and being the highest earner at City are two very different things.
City’s highest paid player at the moment is Yaya Toure, who allegedly earns £190k-per-week, which does make Alexis’ rumour wages of £275k seem a little far-fetched considering he wants to go there anyway. It’s not as if they need to persuade him with cash.
Alexis has under a year left on his deal with Arsenal so he won’t have to wait too long to find out.