Sanchez move brings the smile back to Chilean football

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Jan 2018 10:06:17



CHILEANS welcomed the end of the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga after he announced he had become a Manchester United player and commentators expressed pride at his huge salary.
Top newspapers revelled in the fact that Alexis’ move to the Red Devils, on a reported 500,000 pounds (USD 695,000, 567,000 euros) weekly pre-tax pay packet, makes him the best-paid Chilean footballer in history.

“The Enviable Gold of Alexis” headlined La Tercera, trumpeting that the 29-year-old “has become the best paid Chilean player in history, with the highest salary in the Premier League and the fourth highest in the world.”
“Yep, Red definitely suits you,” said Chile’s Football Association in a tweet. Chile’s national side are known as “La Roja”—the Red.

“The red of Chile and the red of Manchester United, one heart, one passion,” said Alejandro Cortes, one of many excited fans on Twitter.

United will be Alexis’ fourth European club, after Udinese, Barcelona and Arsenal. A native of Tocopilla, a northern desert town of the shores of the Pacific, Alexis began his career playing for Corbreloa, from the Atacama desert mining city of Calama.