LONDON. — Manchester United gave Alexis Sanchez a contract that could earn him more than £25 million a year should he hit all his bonuses, including £75,000 for every game he starts, according to the latest Football Leaks revelations.
The confidential contract information of a number of leading Premier League players has been published by the German magazine Der Spiegel in the book Football Leaks: Uncovering The Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game, laying out the eye-watering terms for some of the big deals of the last two transfer windows.
Sanchez, who joined United from Arsenal in a deal in which Henrikh Mkhitaryan went the other way, is alleged to earn a basic salary of £391,000 a week with £75,000 paid as a bonus for every first team game he starts.
The book’s allegations, published by The Daily Mail, also allege that the 29 year-old, who has a five-year deal at United, is entitled to a £1.1 million annual signing-on fee.
In addition, he could earn £2m for reaching a combination of 40 goals and assists; £1m if United win the Champions League and £500,000 for winning the Premier League. The numbers reveal just what a strong position Sanchez put himself in by running his contract down to its final five months and insisting that his financial demands be met. — Daily Telegraph.