Inter signs Alexis Sanchez on loan from Man United
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 30, 2019 07:24 AM
FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 file photo, Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez walks from the pitch after their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super, file)
MILAN (AP) — Forward Alexis Sanchez has joined Inter Milan on loan after underperforming at Manchester United.
Inter and United both confirmed the season-long deal Thursday.
While financial details were not announced, the teams are expected to both pay a share of Sanchez's hefty salary — the highest on United's squad. The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Inter will pay Sanchez 5 million euros ($5.5 million) per season with United covering the remaining 7 million euros.
At Inter, Sanchez will rejoin former United teammate Romelu Lukaku, who joined the Nerazzurri in a club-record 80 million euro transfer at the start of the month.
Lukaku was among the scorers as Inter beat Lecce 4-0 in its Serie A opener in coach Antonio Conte's debut on Monday.
For the 30-year-old Sanchez, it's a return Italy after establishing himself at Udinese from 2006-11.
Sanchez scored only five goals in 45 appearances for United over the last 1 ½ seasons after moving to Old Trafford from Arsenal. He also played for Barcelona.