Sanchez wants to be own man
Barcelona's new signing Alexis Sanchez says he wants to avoid comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Last Updated: 25/07/11 4:56pm
Barcelona's exciting new signing Alexis Sanchez says he wants to avoid comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 22-year-old completed his move from Udinese last week in a deal that could rise up to 40million euros.
Sanchez has stated he wants to maintain Barca's position as the premier club side in the world and was greeted by legions of his fellow Chileans at Barcelona's El Prat airport.
"It was incredible - like a film," he said.
"I want to learn from players like (Lionel) Messi and Xavi - and I want to help the club win more titles."
"I respect Cristiano Ronaldo; he's a great player. But I don't want to be compared to anyone."
Now that the deal for Sanchez has been completed, the Catalans will again turn their attentions back to Cesc Fabregas.
Arsenal are standing firm over their refusal to sell their talisman but the Chile international, when asked if he would like to play alongside the Gunners skipper answered: "Of course."
Sanchez was reportedly a target for Manchester United and City, as well as Chelsea.
However, he revealed it was the personal touch from Pep Guardiola that proved pivotal in his decision to ply his trade in Spain.
"He called me and that was very important for me - to know that he wanted me gave me confidence," he added.