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Barcelona unveils new forward


Barcelona unveils new forward


Chile’s Alexis Sanchez arrived in Barcelona on Monday to begin his career with the Spanish and European Champions.

The 22 year old, who signed a five-year contract at Camp Nou after the Catalans agreed to pay Udinese a transfer fee that could total 37.5 million euros, told journalists he had moved here to learn from the best.

Alexis Sanchez: ‘‘When I was growing up, all the kids wanted to play for Barcelona because it’s the best team in the world. We all have a lot to learn from the likes of Leo Messi and Xavi and I just want to help Barca win more titles.’‘

Voted best player in Serie A last season, Sanchez helped Chile reach the quarter-finals at the Copa America.

He will wear Barcelona’s Number 9 shirt after it was left free by Spain Under-21 forward Bojan, who joined AS Roma last week.

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