Well, it has finally gone through.
Alexis Sanchez is a Manchester United player, with the Chilean pitching up at Old Trafford in a deal that has seen Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposition direction to Arsenal.
The news was confirmed late on Monday afternoon as United posted a welcome message on their Twitter page before quotes from Sanchez and Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho appeared on the club’s official website.
It had been thought that the deal would be confirmed over the weekend, but Sanchez and Mkhitaryan both needed to sort out work permits before an announcement could be made.
That is all now finished, and Sanchez could make his debut for United in their trip to Yeovil Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night.
The club’s supporters have been waiting for his moment for some time, and they took to Twitter in their thousands to comment on Sanchez’s move to Old Trafford.
The Chile international, who is valued at £63m by transfermarkt.co.uk, will join the likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku in an incredible United attack.
A selection of the reaction to the confirmed transfer can be seen below:
We are delighted to announce the signing of @Alexis_Sanchez from Arsenal.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 22, 2018
— Reggie Mensah (@ReggieMensahx) January 22, 2018
— Kieran Baraza (@B_araza) January 22, 2018
— Jumbo Benz (@BenzJumbo) January 22, 2018
This is unreal!!!!!
— Man's Lingard, Messe Lingard! (@brihum) January 22, 2018
Absolutely banging bit of business 💯
— Matthew Claffey (@claffey1988) January 22, 2018
Welcome to the greatest(est) club in the world
— Mogam_MUFC (@mgm30ete) January 22, 2018
Welcome where trophies in England stays. And u gonna add more
— Zadick mukire (@MukireZadick) January 22, 2018
Welcome to United Alexis Sanchez!!
— FASHAKING (@FP_Olamide) January 22, 2018
Welcome to the theater of dreams @Alexis_Sanchez
— Flowconnect7 (@flowconnect7) January 22, 2018
welcome @Alexis_Sanchez …..This is the winning tea…… Deliver please….
— Elon Luvanda (@ElonAlusiola) January 22, 2018