What Man Utd paid Alexis Sanchez to get £560k-a-week flop off their books

Sanchez has joined Inter permanently

Sanchez has joined Inter permanently (Picture: Getty Images)

Manchester United reportedly forked out £9 million to pay off Alexis Sanchez as the winger secured a free transfer to Inter Milan.

The Chilean finally put an end to his dismal spell at Old Trafford, just over two-and-a-half years after joining the club from Arsenal.

Sanchez scored five goals in 45 appearances for the Red Devils before being shipped out to Inter on loan at the start of this campaign.

After struggling with injury in the early parts of the season, the 31-year-old rediscovered his form and convinced Antonio Conte to sign him.

The former Gunners and Barcelona forward still had two years remaining on his contract at United, which the Daily Mail claim was worth up to £560,000-a-week.

The report states the Red Devils gave Sanchez a £9 million payoff to make the move to Inter happen, which is considered good business, as they would’ve had to shell out around £50 million if he was to see out the remaining two years of his deal.

The winger has taken a considerable pay cut to join the Serie A side, with his new three-year contract worth £130,000-a-week.

The Chilean endured a torrid time at United

The Chilean endured a torrid time at United (Picture: Getty Images)

After a successful spell at Arsenal, Sanchez failed to make the most of his time in Manchester.

Speaking after United’s 2-1 win over LASK on Wednesday night, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offered the forward his well wishes for his new role at Inter.

‘They’ve liked him, so of course that’s a good move for him, the Norwegian boss said.

‘Wish him all the best. He’s a top player, that we want to see play his best football.

‘For whatever reason, we didn’t see the best of Alexis, but he’s a top professional and we just wish him all the best.’

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