ARSENAL WILLING TO PAY £300K / WEEK TO ALEXIS SANCHEZ TO KEEP HIM FROM LEAVING THE CLUB
Arsenal are prepared to make wantaway star Alexis Sanchez the highest paid player in the Premier League should he remain in north London, according to a report from the Standard.
The Chile international has long been linked with a move away from the Emirates, with top-tier rivals Manchester City thought to be leading the chase, though the Gunners are determined to hold onto their key asset.
Despite the future of manager Arsene Wenger being unclear, Arsenal chiefs are ready to offer Alexis £300,000-per-week to secure his future, overtaking Manchester United’s Paul Pogba’s £290,000 weekly wage.
Alexis has been drawing interest from top clubs like Manchester city, Bayern,and even chelsea. In offering this amount,The gunners are probably thinking along the lines of how EXPENSIVE it would be to get a new Alexis Sanchez type player to the emirates to replace the departing sanchez.
A player of Alexis calibre may go for OVER $60Mil+ including the wages.But increasing his salary to 300k may prove a cheaper option for the club over the long run leading him to re-consider his non-commital stance and sign to stay. Though the chilean had made it clear that it wasn’t all about money but the competitiveness with Arsenal. Anywhere but Chelsea, is ok by Arsenal fans. You get the feeling that sale of their best player to a rival will see the Club Arsenal take a significant blow in reputation. hence this move by the owners to prevent that from happening.