Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez has become Barça’s first signing of the summer. A fee of €26 million + €11.5 million in variables has been agreed with Udinense and the Chilean forward will join us for five years. As I have said previously I don’t know a lot about Alexis but he seems quite similar in style to Pedro. He seems the type of forward who will fit in well as he is very good at taking on defenders. He turned down a possible move to Manchester City where he would have earned more money for the chance to join us which shows he is more interested in winning trophies than making money which is a positive sign. His national team manager Marcelo Bielsa said of him recently, “Alexis is in an important moment in his development as a player. He is currently one of the best ten players in the world…I would like to see him in a team like Barcelona that play to attack, that’s not to say that his team (Udinense) don’t attack but the style of play is very different.”
I have to say I think this is a very good signing which will add to competition for the forward positions and provide an excellent alternative to Pedro and Villa. It is going to be a very long season with six trophies to be fought for so we some more quality is very important for us, though to be honest I couldn’t care less about Fabregas now. Send in your comments on whether or not you think Alexis is a good signing.