Arsenal receive big Alexis Sanchez transfer boost as Bayern Munich can’t compete with the Gunners
Bayern Munich can not compete with Arsenal for Alexis Sanchez, according to German newspaper Bild.
They have been told that Arsenal have offered the Chilean £330k per week – a figure that they can not offer.
It comes as a little bit of a surprise with Bayern being one of the richest clubs in the world, but they rely on the prestige of playing for the club to get a slight discount with a lot of players.
Sanchez has a little over a year to run on his current deal and has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer.
It was reported yesterday that his agent was in Munich to discuss a deal. However, he is also the agent of Bayern’s Arturo Vidal so the reports may have been slightly off the mark.
If Arsenal can hold on to Sanchez then it is obviously a good start to the summer. But it is a huge investment in a player that even at his best, has only led Arsenal to fifth.
While it is of course far from his fault, there is an argument that he does not make those around him better. He is a wonderful individual player, but does he really add to the team in the same way as others?
If Arsenal could get £50m plus for him, that money plus the wages could be invested in two or three very good young players that could have a much greater impact on the collective.