Arturo Vidal – The never ending United saga drags on

The Chilean international has been a subject of rumours all through-out the summer being linked with a move to Manchester United, and with the transfer window closing in a weeks’ time this story continues to keep the fans of both the clubs biting their nails just like a football match right until the death.

So are Manchester United really interested in Vidal? Louis Van Gaal certainly makes us think so.

During the world cup he said “Chile have very dangerous players, I always wanted to buy Vidal when he was at Bayer Leverkusen but he went to Juventus“. And he made his feelings evident after the match against Sunderland when asked at a post-match interview whether he liked Di Maria? to which he replied “ Yes, but I like Messi also, Vidal also“. He obviously mentioned the name of Lionel Messi to hide his intentions smartly just as he mentioned Di Maria alongwith Cristiano Ronaldo as a world class winger a week ago. Now that Di Maria deal is almost wrapped up it makes us think  Louis Van Gaal has very smartly hinted at his next summer target.

Is Vidal really the answer to the problems at Old Trafford?

United truly have not been able to replace Paul Scholes with a world class midfielder and have been urged by the fans as well as football experts to buy a player of the highest quality considering the fact that midfield has been dominating the game for the past decade like never before. So is there a better player in that position available in the transfer market? Not many we can think of. Vidal promises to give United that world class experience and stability in the midfield that has been long missing.

At 27 he still has at least 5 years of top quality football to offer, that combined with young Ander Herrera United can hope to develop a world class partnership in the midfield for few seasons to come.

What really is holding this transfer then? Are Juventus unwilling to part with their iconic player? the reports in the papers don’t say so, although there has been a complete denial by Allegri regarding the sale of Vidal still the bookmakers feel Juventus might be willing to part with him if they are paid a correct amount to balance their financial books.

Vidal himself has not come out and clarified his future which keeps the rumour mills rolling, during a short interview with La Gazetta Dello Sport on being asked about his future he said” My future is to train well”. 

So where does this saga end? With the transfer window entering  the last week of business we feel Van Gaal will go all out for Vidal after they have secured the services of Di Maria and with the funds still available, Vidal might just end up being a United player on the 2nd of September.

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  1. We all know that Vidal is a very good player. I want LVG to sign him and Carvalho,so that wil have presEnt and future. If we sign Vidal alone if he has injury who cover for him. I think we need the two vidal and carvalho. Sign Blind pls. I must confess to you LVG that am happy as you are rebuilding utd. I know it wil be hard for some club to buy Ashley young and Anderson but pls get them any club with any amount.

  2. Well yeah we are cautious becoz of what happened with Owen Hargreaves but we will have to take a risk because United are in need of desperate measures..Carvalho would also be a good option but we need a leader in the middle

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