Manchester United news: Alexis Sanchez 'biggest mercenary in football' blasts Arsenal legend

ALEXIS SANCHEZ has been labelled "the biggest mercenary in football" by Arsenal legend Martin Keown.

The Chilean forward is on the verge of leaving The Emirates to become one of the highest-earning Premier League stars at Manchester United.

Sanchez, 29, will pen a bumper deal worth an initial £350,000-a-week at Old Trafford despite seemingly having his heart set signing for neighbours Manchester City.

The Red Devils have blown their rivals out of the water after Pep Guardiola's men deemed the soon-to-be out of contract attacker too expensive.

That is despite the fact that Sanchez almost signed for them in August before the move collapsed on deadline day.

He rejected a new contract worth £300,000-a-week to stay with Arsenal, and Keown is now convinced that the star is just motivated by money.

And the 51-year-old ex-England international did not help back in condemning Sanchez.

Writing in his column for the Mail, Keown said: “Sanchez has got to be the biggest mercenary in football.

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