Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez has completed his much talked about move from Arsenal to Manchester United.
Sanchez joins Jose Mourinho’s side in a straight swap deal involving United’s Armenian forward Henrik Mkhitaryan.
The Manchester based club announced the deal Monday evening after both players completed their medicals with their respective new clubs.
“Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal that sees the Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction.” the club said in a statement on its official website.
Speaking to the site, the new player said he was delighted to join United.
“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. 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.” Sanchez said.
Club manager Jose Mourinho also added: “Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players. He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige.
“I would like to wish Henrikh all the success and happiness that I am sure he is going to get. He is a player that we will not forget, especially for his contribution to our Europa League victory.”