Barcelona have confirmed an agreement has been reached over the signing of Udinese’s Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez on a 26 million euro transfer. The deal also includes a potential 11.5 million euros in add-ons.
“Udinese and FC Barcelona have reached a final agreement for the transfer of Alexis Sanchez,” Barca said in a statement.
The 22-year-old Sanchez started out as a youth recruit at Chilean club Cobreloa, where his goal-scoring exploits earned him the nickname “wonder kid”.
He was voted Serie A player of last season by daily La Gazzetta dello Sport after netting 12 goals in 31 matches, including four in one game, he helped Chile reach the quarter-finals at the Copa America.