Chilean wants £180k-a-week
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has informed the club he wants to earn £180k-a-week, according to reports.
The Chilean is set to have contract talks with officials from the Emirates Stadium, but according to numerous reports, he’s set to ask for a pay-rise up to a whopping £180k-a-week.
If Arsenal are prepared to pay the winger that much, it would make him the highest paid player in the club’s history, eclipsing what they currently pay him and Mesut Ozil.
The star duo are currently earning £130k-a-week, but with the club desperate to get Alexis tied down on a new long-term deal, he has asked for a £50k pay-rise.
It’s reported that the new deal will last until 2021, meaning Alexis could earn himself over £50million.
Arsenal officials are confident that both Alexis and Ozil will sign new deals before next season, with advanced negotiations set to take place at the end of the season.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt