Manchester United Players Wages – How Much Is Saved
Transfer fees have often grabbed the headlines in recent years, with records being broken along with peoples jaws when they hear about the massive amounts of money spent by clubs eager for top class additions. However, the players wages have also becom…
Transfer fees have often grabbed the headlines in recent years, with records being broken along with peoples jaws when they hear about the massive amounts of money spent by clubs eager for top class additions. However, the players wages have also become of interest to many football fans, with some eager to compare to certain other professions seen as more productive, while others are simply interested to find out how much their favourite player is earning.
Manchester United have been busy this transfer market, with incoming and outgoing players, all of whom command a certain wage, so out of interest, I did a bit of research. I wanted to find out how much Manchester United will be saving a week from the sales of players like Wes Brown and John O’Shea to Sunderland as well as the retirement of Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville and the release of Owen Hargreaves.
Firstly may I start my saying that these are all reported figures in the media of how much the individual players are earning/will earn per week. The outgoing players:
Edwin van der Sar; £90,000 a week
Wes Brown; £50,000 a week
John O’Shea; £50,000 a week
Owen Hargreaves; £75,000 a week
Paul Scholes; £60,000 a week
Gary Neville £60,000 a week
Possibly Darron Gibson on £40,000 a week
TOTAL: £385,000 a week (or including the departure of Gibson to Sunderland, £425,000 a week)
Now onto the arrivals at Manchester United so far, which have included Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David de Gea who cost United just under £50 million in transfer costs.
David de Gea; £70,000 a week
Phil Jones; £50,000 a week
Ashley Young; £100,000 a week
TOTAL: £220,000 a week
Now if you subtract the amount of wages paid to the new players from the amount United will probably save from the outgoing players, Manchester United will be saving £165,000 a week or £205,000 a week if Darron Gibson departs.
This leaves quite a large amount for Manchester United to work with in their search to replace Paul Scholes. Wesley Sneijder is apparently after around £200,000 a week, which is quite excessive, even for football, while United’s other main target, Arsenal’s Samir Nasri is reportedly asking for just over £100,000. Through these savings mentioned, United could afford either players wages easily.
What do you think? Should Manchester United opt for the cheaper and possibly easier option in going all out to sign Samir Nasri from Arsenal, or should they attempt to strike a mega money deal with Inter to bring Wesley Sneijder to Old Trafford? According to reports, Manchester United have bid for Arsenal’s Nasri, but Wenger’s club are holding out for £25 million rather than the £20 million offered.
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