REVEALED: Alexis Sanchez collected a £9MILLION pay off from Manchester United to secure his exit to Inter Milan… but the club were happy with the outcome after clearing Chilean flop’s £560,000 a week salary off the wage bill
- Alexis Sanchez has departed Manchester United to join Serie A side Inter Milan
- The Chilean was paid £9million to rip up last two years of Old Trafford contract
- Man United also waived transfer fee to ensure the Chilean moved to Serie A
- The Red Devils have freed up their wage bill as they bid to sign Jadon Sancho
Manchester United handed Alexis Sanchez a £9million payoff as part of his free transfer to Inter Milan.
United were said to be very satisfied at the outcome considering Sanchez would have earned about £50m under his contract at Old Trafford that had nearly two years to run.
The Premier League club also waived a transfer fee so that Inter could turn Sanchez’s loan at the San Siro into a permanent move and sign the Chile star on a three-year deal worth £130,000-a-week.
Alexis Sanchez was handed a £9million pay-off to leave Manchester United and join Inter Milan
It is less than Sanchez’s contract at United, which was worth up to £560,000-a-week and made him the highest-paid player in the Premier League, but he was desperate to stay in Italy.
Sanchez is now free to continue playing for the Italians in the Europa League and could even face United in Cologne if both clubs make it through to the final on August 21.
United have now freed up a large chunk of their wage bill, and the club’s iconic No 7 shirt, in anticipation of Jadon Sancho’s move from Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward negotiated the bumper pay-off for Sanchez
By slashing Sanchez’s wages, Manchester United hope to fund a move for Jadon Sancho