When the CIES Football Observatory released their study of individual player values on the global transfer market in January, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez was rated the tenth most valuable player in the entire world and fifth in all of England.
His transfer value was projected at 82 million Euro, or 60.63 million British pounds.He was the only Gunners player to make CIES’ top 15 on the 100 man list.
In July we learned that Arsenal has no interest in selling him, thus further verifying how valuable he truly is to the Gunners. Something we already knew.
His value has only further increased since then, as he now has 11 goals in his first 14 Premier League matches. He put up a hat trick this past Saturday against West Ham in a London derby, establishing himself as a very early leading candidate for the PFA Player of the Year Award.
Sanchez is in the form of his life and its attracting suitors the whole world over, including China. According to NBC Sports:
Alexis Sanchez, 27, has reportedly been offered a contract worth over $505,000 a week (that’s around $26.2 million a year) to play in China.
The Daily Mail claims that several clubs from the Chinese Super League have already reached out to Sanchez and have offered the huge contract to try and entice him to play in China.
The Chinese club is probably going to learn the same lesson that Juventus Director General Giuseppe Marotta did in the summer- Alexis Sanchez is off the market.
“Arsenal said that the Chilean attacker is non-transferable and that he is not on the market.”
Sanchez has been linked to both Juve (for a reported £38 million move) and Bayern Munich (reportedly for £31.4 million)
The 27-year-old forward is currently earning £130,000-a-week since he arrived with his big money contract from Barcelona. He is the best attacking option that Manager Arsene Wenger currently has.
Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, partnered with FOX Sports Engage Network. and News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, currently contributes regularly to the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye publication and Bold Global.Powered by Sidelines Follow paulmbanks