Alexis Sanchez has contributed to a massive 10% rise in Manchester United’s wage bill for the quarter, pulling in reported base wages of £390,000 a week.
According to figures reported in The Times, Sanchez is earning just shy of £400,000 every week before you even consider bonuses, contributing to United’s wage bill increase of £7.1m.
This fits almost perfectly with leaked figures in the Daily Mail from earlier this year. They claimed Sanchez earns £391,000 a week from his base salary, plus a £1.1m annual signing-on fee.
He also gets £75,000 for each match started, £2m for 40 goals and assists in a season, £1m if Manchester United win the Champions League and £500,000 if they win the Premier League.
In total, that means that since his departure on 22nd January, United have paid Sanchez at least 43 weeks of £390,000, 23 starts worth £75,000 each and the first of his £1.1m signing-on fees, for a total of £19,595,000. That’s £4.9m per goal. By Christmas, he’ll be 30 years old and over £20m richer than when he left Arsenal.