David Beckham’s Inter Miami have ‘pulled out of a deal to sign Willian after the Arsenal star demanded wages of £167,000-a-week… more than double that of top earner Gonzalo Higuain’Inter Miami have reportedly pulled out of a deal to sign Willian from Arsenal The Brazilian star is said to have demanded wages of £167,000 per weekThat figure is more than double the earnings of top earner Gonzalo HiguainWillian joined the Gunners last summer but endured a difficult first season
Willian has priced himself out of a move to Inter Miami after demanding more than double the wages of top earner Gonzalo Higuain, according to reports.
The Brazilian is under contract with Arsenal until 2023 but is keen on a move away from the Emirates after enduring a difficult first season, with just one goal in all competitions.
According to The Sun, the forward was all set for a move to David Beckham’s MLS side but they claim a deal has broken down over the 32-year-old’s wage demands.
Inter Miami have reportedly pulled out of a deal to sign Willian due to his wage demands
Miami boss Phil Neville (centre) and owner David Beckham (right) had been hopeful of signing the Brazilian this summer
Willian joined Arsenal from Chelsea last summer and his contract with the Gunners is worth £220,000-a-week.
The forward is said to have asked Miami for £167,000-a-week, which is too much for the American club.
Their top earner is former Real Madrid striker Higuain, who is reportedly on around £80,500-a-week.
Gonzalo Higuain is the MLS side’s top earner with wages of around £80,500-a-week
Miami boss Phil Neville had been hopeful of bringing the forward in as a replacement for Mexican international Rodolfo Pizarro, who is set to be offloaded this month.
Pizarro is one of the US franchise’s highest earners but has so far failed to score this season.
He is also one of two designated players allotted to each MLS side during the transfer periods, with the other spot taken up by Higuain.
Sides can pay a fee of $250,000 (£176,000) to the league for a third spot.
Miami have struggled in their opening 10 MLS matches, with six defeats, two draws and two wins.
Neville’s side are on a run of four straight defeats and will be looking to turn their fortunes around when they take on Montreal on Sunday.
Willian’s Arsenal contract is worth £220,000-a-week and runs until the summer of 2023
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