Manchester Utd deal makes Alexis Sanchez highest-paid player in EPL

Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 20:27 IST | Agencies | Manchester

Manchester United have completed the transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan joining the Gunners in a straight player swap with no fees involved

Sanchez sports a United jersey. Pic/ Man Utd Twitter Account
Sanchez sports a United jersey. Pic/ Man Utd Twitter Account

Manchester United have completed the transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan joining the Gunners in a straight player swap with no fees involved.

Sanchez has become the highest-paid player in Premier League history after putting pen to paper on an £23 million-per-year (R205 crore) deal with Manchester United.

The Chile international left Arsenal for the 20-time English champions last night, signing a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Red Devils believed to be worth £450,000 (R4 crore) a week.

As a result, Alexis replaces former United forward Wayne Rooney as the biggest earner the Premier League has ever seen, as the former England captain was on £300,000 (R2.5 crore) a week at Old Trafford until he joined boyhood club Everton in the summer of 2017.

Manchester United are also responsible for the next three salaries on the Premier League's highest-paid players list, with Paul Pogba's £290,000-a-week (R2.5 crore) contract being signed in 2016 as part of his then world-record £89.5m (R799 crore) move from Juventus.

Mkhitaryan's exit as part of the deal ends the Armenian's 18-month spell at rollercoaster Old Trafford since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2016, with the 29-year-old signing with the Gunners until the summer of 2021.

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Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United deal is believed to be worth £450,000 a week

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No. of Premier League matches played by Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal

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