Messi : Welcomes Alexis Sanchez, Barcelona WindowsTransfer

Messi : Welcomes Alexis Sanchez, Barcelona Windows Transfer

Full Name : Alexis Alejandro Sanchez Sanchez
Place of Birth : Tocopilla, Chile
Date of Birth : 19-Dec-88
Nationality : Chile
Position: Striker
Playing in the Club : Udinese

Alexis Alejandro Sanchez Sanchez was born on December 19, 1988 in Tocopilla, Chile. Chilean nationality players are playing on the wing, the front striker or midfielder. He got the nickname El Niño Maravilla (Wonder Boy). Sanchez entered in list of 50 teenagers in the world's most potentially magazine World Soccer.

Alexis Sanchez started his professional career with Chilean club Cobreloa. He played there one season before finally as long as bought by Udinese at a price of U.S. $ 3 million. Colo-Colo then paid Udinese nearly U.S. $ 150 thousand to use his services to strengthen the team in the Clausura and Apertura tournament.

Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal with Colo-Colo in the Copa Sudamericana against Liga Deportiva 2006 when Alajuelense on October 10, 2006 in David Arellano Stadium.
On August 15, 2007, Alexis Sanchez joins the River Plate on loan. Together with the club he won the Torneo Clausura 2008. His appearance is quite impressive when competing in the final of the Copa Revancha 2008.

On July 22, 2008, he finally returned to Udinese in which he could play alongside his former colleagues at the South American Youth Championship in 2007, Mauricio Isla and Nicolas Corvetto. These young players soon become a favorite among supporters of Udinese.

At the age of 17 years, Sanchez has strengthened the Chilean national team. His debut came against New Zealand in Chile on April 27, 2006.

Messi welcomes Sanchez

Barcelona star Lionel Messi admitted the plan enthusiastically welcomed the arrival of Alexis Sanchez of Udinese at the Nou Camp.

Messi believes players from Chile that will complement the quality of Barcelona in the Premier League and Champions League next season.

Sanchez has long been rumored to be close to the Blaugrana, both clubs also have been meeting and negotiating. Deal between Barca and Udinese are believed to be announced after the Copa America 2011.

"I know Alexis Sanchez is a great player," Messi said as quoted by Gazzetta dello Sport. "No doubt this is an exceptional purchase and a large additional force for us (Barcelona),"

Sanchez's contract at Udinese remained until 2014, he also had reportedly been the target of Manchester City.

Currently Messi and Suarez both strengthen their respective national team at Copa America 2011.

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