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‘Reluctant to take a pay cut’ – Man Utd facing Sanchez ‘dilemma’

Manchester United are facing a ‘dilemma’ over the future of Alexis Sanchez with the forward said to be ‘reluctant to take a pay cut’ to secure a move away from the club this summer.

Sanchez has proven a huge and costly mistake after struggling since arriving from Arsenal two years ago, with the Chile international currently on a season-long loan deal at Inter Milan after being deemed surplus to requirements by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 31-year-old’s fortunes have failed to improve during an injury-hit spell at the San Siro and a return to Manchester looks likely at the end of the season, the Red Devils facing the prospect of regaining an unwanted asset on club-record wages of around £350,000-a-week.

United have continued to pay a significant portion of Sanchez’s wages during his loan spell in Italian football and the Evening Standard are reporting that the forward remains reluctant to take a cut to engineer a move away, despite being informed he is not part of the club’s future plans.

Sanchez’s preference is believed to be remaining at Inter but his struggles this season have placed a permanent move to Antonio Conte’s side into serious doubt, whilst the Serie A side would also require the player to take a significant pay cut to finalise a move.

Another loan deal remains a possibility – either at Inter or elsewhere – though United would likely have to continue paying a significant portion of his salary with only a few sides in European football capable of matching the former Barcelona star’s current wages.

The report also suggests that United could opt to buy out the remainder of his contract – due to expire until 2022 – though such an option would see the Old Trafford outfit having to fork out well in excess of £35 million.

The situation continues a remarkable downward spiral for a player once considered amongst the Premier League‘s best, Sanchez having looked a shadow of his former self since leaving the Emirates in January 2018.

Read – Manchester United set to be biggest financial losers of coronavirus crisis

See also – Ranking the five clubs with the most clean sheets in Premier League history

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Ali Cubba
Ali Cubba
1 year ago

Cut ya losses get rid of him he is crap anyway he has give nothing to the club and the reason for this is that he don’t want to be at old Trafford coz he knows he can not produce anymore he is washed up and he will never shine again and I think all the fans feel the same him and Pogba put them both on the same bus with there P60 and fuck them off one time dead wood both of them if they can’t play from the heart for there club then what the fuck are they still here for ?
We don’t need them midfield is sorted and the forwards we have now is good enough without Sanchez .
players that play for the fans and the club and from there heart And understanding that one man don’t make a team
There is no room for egotistical players that think it’s all about them..
so red army we coming back with a vengeance
And full praise to our Ole was a champion and now he is doing a good job building a team of champions
May he stay always blessed coz he is doing his bit and yes you guessed it right he is doing it from deep down from his heart we all no that no other manager is gonna love and want the best for the Red Devil’s like our Ole .
Come on you reds .