|Alexis Sanchez (photoshop by Sport.es)|
The deal is 26M€ in cash to the Italian Club plus 11M€ (11.5M€ some sources) more in "variables", that is, a handsome total of 37M-38M€ in transfer payments. The player signs a contract that binds the player with Barça for the next five years. The player arrives this weekend & will be presented to media on Monday. From here we send a warm welcome for Alexis Sanchez to Spanish Football.
FC Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola had commented in his first press conference that Sanchez was the Clubs Nº1 priority. The Club & Guardiola should be happy as observers now ask if Barça will shift efforts & resources towards Arsenal player Cesc Fabregas.