Alexis Sanchez will still be Manchester United's eighth highest-paid player despite Inter Milan loan


Alexis Sanchez is set for a loan move to Inter Milan. 

Terms of the Chilean's deal were agreed on Tuesday night according to BBC Sport, with Manchester United ready to off-load their expensive flop.

Sanchez will be loaned to the Nerazzurri until June 2020 and there is no obligation for the Italian club to buy next summer. 

It's a deal that seemingly works out very well for Antonio Conte's side - especially if reports over how much of the players' wages they have to pay are true. 

The Times write that Inter will only have to cover £9.64 million of Sanchez's wages, while United continue to pay the other £6 million.

In effect, the Premier League club will continue to pay the 30-year-old forward around £121,000-per-week, despite the fact he'll be playing in Serie A. 

Incredibly, that means Sanchez will still be United's eighth highest-paid player, even with Inter subsidising a majority of his wages. 

Per Spotrac, the only seven first-team members that continue to make more than Sanchez each week are:

Paul Pogba - £290,000
Anthony Martial - £250,000
David de Gea - £200,000
Marcus Rashford - £200,000
Harry Maguire - £189,904
Juan Mata - £160,000
Luke Shaw - £150,000

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The likes of Ashley Young, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James and Jesse Lingard will all be paid less than someone who doesn't even play at Old Trafford anymore. 

That statistic once again proves just how much of a mistake Ed Woodward made in handing the ex-Arsenal forward £390,000-a-week. 

And those first-team players who aren't making more than £121,000-per-week could well start questioning why United will continue to pay that much of Sanchez's wage this season. 

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With his immediate future almost sorted, the Chilean will be hoping for a fresh start in Italy.

Inter coach Conte has always been an admirer of Sanchez, who has the opportunity to link up with former teammate Romelu Lukaku at Milan. 

Even though United are still paying a chunk of his wage, it could be an exciting season for Sanchez in Italy. 

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