Pep Guardiola congratulates Alexis Sanchez on Man United move

Updated: Jan 21, 2018, 12:21 IST | AFP

Pep Guardiola has suggested Manchester City gave up on trying to sign Alexis Sanchez because of the player's high wage demands

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez

Pep Guardiola has suggested Manchester City gave up on trying to sign Alexis Sanchez because of the player's high wage demands. Sanchez looked set to leave Arsenal for the Man City the EPL leaders ended their pursuit on Monday, leaving the way clear for second-placed Man United to move in. The Chile forward has agreed a four-and-a-half year contract at Old Trafford, worth a reported basic weekly wage of £365,000 with image rights and bonuses taking that above £500,000.

City's highest-earning players, by comparison, are on around £220,000 a week. Guardiola though congratulated the Arsenal star on his move. "He is still an Arsenal player and it looks like he will go to Man United, so congratulations and good luck to them," Guardiola said during a press conference here.

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