WHAT ARSENAL AND MANCHESTER UNITED ARE PAYING
It’s quite clear now that Arsenal and Manchester United are doing a straight swap deal with no cash involved. David Ornstein confirmed that yesterday night and there will be no better source for this transfer saga.
EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees move to Arsenal in a deal that will see Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez go opposite way. It’s a straight swap, no money involved. Paperwork complete, Mkhitaryan will undergo a medical over the next 2 days #MUFC #AFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 20, 2018
Now, there are several reports that the transfer will end up costing Manchester United around £180 million. However, the Arsenal side of this saga has not been quoted at all.
As per our sources, Manchester United will be paying £32 million in total to get the deal done. £17 million will be a signing on bonus to Alexis Sanchez while £15 million will go to his agent.
Arsenal, on the other hand, will not be paying so much. Mkhitaryan will be getting a £8 million signing on bonus while Mino Raiola will end up pocketing around £9 million.
Mkhitaryan, however, will eventually end up getting more in bonuses as he makes appearances for the club and scores as well.
More to follow…