Barcelona beat City to Sanchez

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Updated: July 21, 2011

Barcelona have bolstered their already considerable ranks with the signing of Udinese forward Alexis Sanchez for €26 million.

The 22 year old, who signed a five year deal, had been linked with moves Chelsea and Manchester City but has instead opted for the Nou Camp.

The Chilean international helped his country to the quarter finals of the Copa America. He has been with Udinese for the last 3 years and scored 12 goals in 31 appearances in Serie A last season

A statement on www.fcbarcelona.com said: “Udinese and FC Barcelona have reached a definitive agreement for the transfer of Alexis Sanchez.

“The medical, signing of his contract for the next five years and presentation will take place on Monday.”

Here’s some clips of what home fans can expect for next season:

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