Hristo Stoichkov: 'Incompetent Barcelona will regret Sanchez sale'

Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov claims that the Catalans' directors "do not understand football" after selling Alexis Sanchez.

Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov has warned the Catalans that they will come to regret selling Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal this summer.

The 25-year-old followed Cesc Fabregas out of the exit door in Catalunya after sealing a £30m switch to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.

The move has left a bitter taste in Stoichkov's mouth, and the 48-year-old claims that the Blaugrana's directors "do not understand" football after sanctioning the sale of their "best player".

"Because of those who do not understand football we must sell the best player we have at Barca," Stoichkov told ESPN. "The policy of Barca was always like this, they do not like great players.

"[Alexis] is the best player for his pace, his battling qualities. He fights for every ball, he plays for the team. I like his mentality. He is leaving with his head high. He is a decisive player."

Sanchez struck 19 times and bagged 10 assists in 34 Liga appearances for the Spanish giants last season.

Barcelona's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 1, 2014
Read Next:
Ramsey tips Sanchez to shine
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account