Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has admitted that Alexis Sanchez’s wages would have unsettled the squad.

Alexis was linked with a move to Bayern Munich during the early weeks of the summer transfer window.

Although they were interested, Bayern were put off by Alexis’ excessive wage demands. Manager Carlo Ancelotti even admitted at the time that the club wouldn’t spend crazy money to sign him.

The fear at Bayern was that paying Alexis big money would see other players at the club ask for pay rises and a subsequent collapse of their wage structure.

This is something that Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has admitted. Speaking to Sport1, he said: “Maybe a few of us would have gone to the board and asked for a salary increase.”

In the end, Alexis effectively priced himself out of a move to Bayern and had his heart set on moving to a club that doesn’t care as much about a wage structure: Manchester City.

City hand out huge salaries like they’re nothing, and the signing of another big money player is unlikely to upset anyone. They would have been able to accommodate Alexis with no issues.

That move, of course, didn’t happen either. Arsenal still have hopes of renewing Alexis’ contract and aren’t put off by his wage demands at all.

However, at this point it’s more likely that he’ll leave for free once his contract expires in the summer.

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