Date: 14th June 2011 at 10:36pm
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Alexis Sanchez

His Ryan Giggs impression was lacking some major chest hair

He is the most hottest property in world football at this current moment in time. Every big club has some kind of interest in him. Yes I am talking about Alexis Sanchez and I believe that he should become a player.

The player dubbed El Niño Maravilla is said to be most interested in joining Barcelona however reports today emerged that Udinese representatives met with representatives this afternoon to try to strike up a deal. It seems these reports are actually true but whether they will strike up a deal for the promising forward remains to be seen.

He is possibly one of the most stylish players that I have seen. Definitely one of the best dribblers of the ball. El Niño Maravilla is predominantly a right winger but can also be deployed in any attacking position and for me is probably one of the best players around. After an eye-catching world cup I was definitely not against the idea of trying to sign him.

I however did watch quite a lot of Alexis Sanchez playing for his club Udinese last season in the Serie A. He most definitely had a very impressive season. In 31 league appearances in the 10/11 season he scored 12 goals,  directly assisting 7 times.

I feel that what he could bring to is something we have not had since the days of Cristiano Ronaldo. There I said it. The comparison with Ronaldo is inevitable for this player. As I have said he is a superb dribbler but that isn’t the only thing he has going for him.

What could Alexis Sanchez really bring to United? I feel the one thing he can give to us is that he is adept in playing every single position as good as each other. Most games he turns up in all attacking areas of the pitch. He seems to victimise players a lot repeatedly trying to beat the same man and succeeding most oftenly. His ball retention is superb.

With the speed of the English league I feel he would excel, possibly to the Ronaldo’s heights if he works hard enough. Defenders in England commit to the challenge a lot more than in Italy. Even in Italy he manages to get the defenders to commit to a challenge. He is often fouled and wins a lot of free kicks. It is not often that I have seen him lose the ball whilst dribbling with the ball though on occasion he can be loose with his passing.

Sanchez also has a brilliant shot on him. He is pacey, strong, skilful, creative and physical. He most definitely possesses the qualities needed for a player like him to suceed in the premier league.

With rumours of both and Manchester City chasing him I would be disappointed if we were beaten to his transfer. It is inevitable that Manchester City will offer him more money than we will but if he does want to one day become one of the best players in the world he will need to play at the highest level possible and I do not think a move to Manchester City will be purely for footballing reasons.

I think that if Sanchez does transfer to Manchester United, it indicates to me that is trying to emulate the interchangable forward line that we had back in 2008. That season Rooney, Ronaldo, Tevez and Giggs swapped and changed positions countless times with each other every match making them extremely hard to mark and keep tabs on. It worked very well for us and was extremely successful and with the signing of Ashley Young, another versatile forward, maybe I’m onto something.

What would signing Alexis Sanchez mean for Nani? Most people believe that if we do sign Alexis Sanchez, Nani may be heading towards the exit door. I am also one of those who share that same belief. With us having just signed Ashley Young as well as having and Park Ji-Sung in our ranks I have an inkling that Nani may be on his way if this transfer takes place.

Alexis Sanchez could possibly be Manchester United’s best signing this summer. Would you be okay with this transfer if it meant losing Nani? Feel free to comment below

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