Premier League: Alexis Sanchez's blockbuster deal to cause inflation for clubs like Burnley, says coach Sean Dyche

Burnley: Alexis Sanchez’s huge wages, should his deal with Manchester United be completed, will cause inflation in the game with an impact on smaller clubs, Burnley manager Sean Dyche said on Thursday.

Sanchez could make his debut for United against Dyche’s team at Turf Moor on Saturday if the transfer from Arsenal is completed in time.

File image of Alexis Sanchez. AFP

File image of Alexis Sanchez. AFP

British media reported that United are prepared to pay the striker more than 350,000 pounds ($485,000) per week, which would make him the highest earner in the Premier League. Burnley’s top-earning players are believed to be on around a tenth of that figure.

“It creates a tougher challenge because every time one of the superpowers spends enormous money on a player that drip-feeds down the market,” Dyche said.

“So every player you then phone about has miraculously gone considerably up in value because they’ll look and say it doesn’t mean he’s as good but he must be somewhere nearer on a sliding scale,” he added.

“So where does the next move from us come from? Where’s the next valuation on one of our players or one of our targets?”

Although Burnley have one of the smaller budgets in the Premier League, they have risen to seventh place this season but Dyche says the gap between the rich clubs and others remains significant.

“There’s a talent pool for that top end of the market and we have to look at a different market. I don’t think any of us are surprised by the gap in the Premier League, I think it’s been there a long time and it’s getting harder year on year since the business model for football has changed,” he said.

“The problem is the clubs are moving forward and we’re at the back of it, and it’s hard to keep up. But that’s the ongoing challenge of being at Burnley Football Club and I enjoy that challenge,” Dyche added.


Updated Date: Jan 19, 2018 10:10 AM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See