Alexis Sánchez has had a busy first day at FC Barcelona. The Chilean signed his contract this morning and in the afternoon got the chance to meet his new colleagues.
Alexis got his first chance to try on the Barcelona shirt at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper,
given that the Camp Nou turf is being relaid. So it was at the training ground where he posed for
the traditional photo session for the media.
On a busy morning, he had also taken his medical tests and signed his contract, but those
routine events were followed by a lively afternoon with no end of introductions.
Kissing the badge
At six in the evening Alexis appeared on pitch number one at the Ciutat Esportiva
Joan Gamper now wearing the Barça kit. TV cameras and photographers crowded around to get the first
pictures of Barcelona’s summer signing. Alexis was all smiles as he played around with the
ball and made sure of kissing the badge on his shirt.
Meeting with Guardiola
The Chilean first experience of the Ciutat Esportiva was especially
unforgettable because he crossed paths with the people that will be his future team mates. He was
able to share a dressing room for the first time with the many illustrious players that make up the
FCB first team squad, who welcomed him with open arms. Alexis also had a meeting with Pep
Guardiola, who also made sure of welcoming his new player.
Watching the session
The player will not be expected to join the first team until August 8, the same day
as the other players that played at the Copa America, but he wanted to get his first proper feel of
the club, and stayed to watch the first 15 minutes of the training session.
At the end of his first day as a Barça player, Alexis Sánchez returned to the Camp Nou to be
interviewed by Barça.