Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez has finally joined Manchester United in a sensational deal which also saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other direction.
The 28-year-old former Barcelona forward, has put pen to paper after the long-running transfer was thrashed out between the two clubs.
Mirror Sport reports that it was thought that Mkhitaryan’s wage demands had stalled the swap deal – until United boss Jose Mourinho beat off competition from Chelsea and Manchester City to tie up the move.
The striker netted 60 times in 122 games for the Gunners after signing from Barcelona in 2014.
Sanchez who spoke after the deal was concluded was reported by Mirror Sport to say:
I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world. I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans,” Sanches said.
“The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down.
“I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.”