After weeks of rumors, negotiations, statements, news and covers, at last we get rid of a soap opera of the summer and we can say that Alexis Sanchez is a new player of FC Barcelona. This was made official this afternoon through its website the Blaugrana in a deal estimated at Udinese with a not insignificant 37.5 million euros (26 11'5 fixed and variable).
Very high price, but as we said after the signing of Fabio Coentrao by Real Madrid , when the best clubs in the world bite the more modest door to take her star is not difficult to make them scratch their pockets full . This time, the ship has not been forced to yield to the claims of the Italian team, being a request of Pep Guardiola.
Because as we mentioned in our question of the week , for the incorporation of technical culé Alexis was a priority, ahead of Cesc Fabregas. Although the club has some of the best players, it is obvious that his wardrobe, including the attack is not very abundant. However, the arrival of Chilean fix this problem considerably, providing a useful number of variants.
Alexis is a wildcard for Barca and Guardiola may use any of the three positions of the attack, although his natural place is the right wing, now owned by Peter. The merits of each will serve to see if Alexis wins the starting job at the expense of the canary, or even David Villa, Messi is the only untouchable, but at first hand the disadvantage of the rookie. Although, of course, will the opportunities. Not only because of their level, but the fact of giving rest to the other three.
Alexis is a player just 22 years, which will provide Barca explosiveness and imbalance in the attack. A born dribbler, but that does not stop at that. Speed work and a great contribution both scoring, especially as an assistant. Now, the machinery will focus on incorporating blaugrana Cesc, in addition to giving free rein to Bojan for Rome, but I do not think Wenger put anything affordable it after seeing what has been spent on the signing of Chile.