‘Desperate’ Sanchez willing to take wage cut to leave Man Utd

Joe Williams

Alexis Sanchez is willing to ‘take a wage cut’ if it means he has a better chance of leaving Manchester United, according to reports.

The Chilean has two goals and three assists in all competitions for the Red Devils this season, with both Jose Mourinho – who was sacked in December – and interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer using him sparingly.

Sanchez has failed to replicate the form that earned him a move to Old Trafford from Arsenal in January 2018.

To make matters worse, Sanchez suffered a knee injury during United’s recent match against Southampton and could now be missing for up to two months.

The 30-year-old signed a contract, including image rights and bonuses. at United when he joined worth a reported £500,000-a-week.

And the Daily Star claims Sanchez has ‘told his representatives that he would like to find a new club’ and is ready to take a hit on his huge wages if it means finding the right move.

The report adds that Sanchez will have no choice but to lower his wages as there are not many clubs that would be able to match his current salary.

United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is understood to be ready to hold talks with Sanchez before the end of the season as the club ‘are worried about being left stuck with an unhappy player.’

A report in The Sun on Tuesday said that the Red Devils could offer Sanchez on the loan market, just to shuffle him out of the door.

The Daily Star continue by saying another option open to United would be to agree a ‘pay-off’ with Sanchez to help facilitate a transfer.