Manchester United Football Club have completed the signing of Alexis Sanchez in a swap deal with Arsenal that sees Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Emirates. Jose Mourinho has shown how serious he is for the English Premier League, FA cup and Champions league title this season. With this recent signing of Alexis Sanchez Jose is expecting his club to improve and take charge as this season. Alexis Sanchez is expected to be of major influence both on and off the field.
Man United Signs Alexis Sanchez
Manchester united (The Red Devils) have signed Alexis Sanchez! In Manchester United latest transfer news it has been released that they have completed the signing of forward Alexis Sanchez from one of their main rivals Arsenal, aka, The Gunners. The Red Devils completed the transfer under the fee of player exchange. That is, Man united exchanged the talented midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan with Arsenal for one of the best South American talents.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is an Armenian professional footballer who is now playing for Arsenal Football Club. Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean professional football player. So the Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan now plays for Arsenal and the Chilean Alexis Sanchez now plays for Manchester United as a forward.
It has been understood that Alexis Sanchez has signed a four years and six months deal with Jose Mourinho’s side, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to a three years and six months contract with The Gunners.
Both Sanchez and Mkhitaryan completed their signings on Monday after they previously completed their medicals.
Alexis Sanchez at Manchester United
The player said that playing for Manchester United is a dream come true. He said: ” Since I was a young lad I’ve always said that my dream was to play for Manchester United.”
Alexis Sanchez will wear the number seven (7) jersey, which has been worn by football legends such as David Beckam and Cristiano Ronaldo. Alexis will play in the forward position.
After making his signing on Monday, the forward began training with his teammates on Tuesday. He is expected to make his debut against Yeovil Town in FA cup fourth round this Friday, and he is expected to play his premier league debut match against Tottenham. During an interview with MUTV he said:
“I also believe that the club itself cared about me joining and I
got the impression that they were keen for me to come here and wear the number
seven shirt. I think that also gets through to the player.”
Alexis Sanchez’s unveiling video, complete with #Alexis7 hashtag was released on Man united twitter account and has received a whopping 7 million views!
An increase in the number 7 shirt sales in Chile is possible. Which, see united capitalizing financially on the signing deal.
Alexis Sanchez’s Dogs – Alexis Sanchez is a lover of dogs and so do I. He has two dogs named Atom and Humber. It is reported that Alexis has taken his two dogs with him to Manchester since he is now a new player at the club.
Influence from Thiery Henry- There are rumours that Alexis Sanchez was told to leave the club after talking to Thierry Henry when they met at an NBA match. However, both have denied the allegation. On Wednesday, January 24 Sanchez confirmed that Arsenal club legend, Henry did not support his decision to leave. Sanchez is said to have posted on twitter that he wants to clarify that Henry never told him to leave. He also said that Henry loves the club and he thinks that it will be nice to see Henry as the Head Coach for Arsenal because he loves the club.
Sanchez’s salary is expected to be £11m per year after tax!
Manchester United transfer rumours
The midfielder Jean-Michael Seri is rumoured to be sought after by Man United. The central midfielder, who plays for Nice in Ligue 1, is said to be the target of both Manchester United and Manchester City. This news comes after Manchester United have said to have beaten both Man City and Chelsea to sign Alexis Sanchez. It is said that both clubs have made enquiries about the Ivory Coast International who is said to be an ace player. Both clubs are said to be willing to pay 35 million pounds for the player to be released from Nice!
United and City are also both in the enquiring about Shakhtar Donetsk’s ace Fred, but he is said to cost around £50m. But I am not 100% sure if united will be going after this player.
Manchester united is seeking to strengthen its midfield and so are said to be scouting the following players:
- Julian Weigl from Borrusia Dortmund
- Christian Pulisic from Borrusia Dortmund
- Jorginho from Napoli, who is viewed as a potential replacement for Michael Carrick.
In one of Manchester United’s latest transfer news, it is rumored that Matteo Darmian, a Man united defender is a target of the Italian Serie A club Juventus. It is said that Darmian’s contract ends in the summer and that it will not be renewed so Juventus are looking to capitalize on this.
However, Deporte Valenciano (via SportWitness) report Matteo Darmian is their number one fullback target and they are going to sign a player in that position this week. Could it be Matteo Darmian?
There are also rumours that Gareth Bale wants to join Manchester United.
How will Alexis Sanchez influence other players at Manchester United?
I believe that players such as Rashford and Martial, who are both strikers and Jesse Lingard, a midfielder can benefit from the arrival of Alexis Sanchez because he is a top-notch player and very influential. He is the best player for Chile and one of the best in South America. He has also been very influential in his time at Arsenal.
His main position is left wing but he also plays right wing and centre forward. Any position that this Chilean superstar takes will see him being supplemental to the plays of Martial, Rashford and Lingard. I believe that having Sanchez as such a big and popular player will influence these players to play even better than they are playing now for united and thus will make the club an even greater force to be reckoned with in the English Premier League and the Champions league.
Alexis Sanchez- the forward for Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez has completed his signing to play for United. He is expected to shine while at this club. He is expected to make his debut in the FA Cup fourth round against Yeovil Town and his Premier league debut against Tottenham. The Chilean super star has done very well at Arsenal and is expected to be of great influence while at Manchester United both on and off the field.
While there are rumours about other transfer possibilities such as the signing of Jean-Michael Seri from Nice to strengthen the midfield some more and other transfer rumours for midfield players, I would like to keep up to date on the latest Manchester United transfer news.
Let’s see how well Sanchez will play with the likes of Lukaku, Martial, Rashford and Lingard.
Thanks for reading.
Written by: Nickoy Mitchell