Man United outbid rivals to sign £147,000-a-week midfielder – Reporter

Arturo Vidal Chile

If reports in the media are anything to go by then Manchester United are linked with Chilean international Arturo Vidal.

On DirecTV Sports show De Futebol Se Habla Asi, reporter Herman Chanampa has recently claimed that Man Utd have made a higher offer than Inter Milan to hire the services of the Barcelona midfielder.

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In Italy, Corriere dello Serra claim that the Old Trafford club and the Nerazzurri are battling to sign the veteran star, who is valued at around 20 million euros by the Catalan giants.

Vidal is a proven quality midfielder, who can play anywhere in the center of the park and can also play in the attacking third if needed. The South American is a decorated star, who has won league titles in Chile, Italy, Germany and Spain.

The 32-year-old has made 113 appearances for his country so far and scored 27 goals. He was a key member of the Chile squad that won the Copa America title in 2015 and also in 2016.

The former Juventus star joined the Catalan giants in the summer transfer window of 2018. Last season, he made 33 league appearances and directly contributed in 10 goals (3 goals and 7 assists).

However, since the arrival of De Jong last year, Vidal has mainly been a bench warmer under the management of Valverde. So far, he has only started four times in the La Liga (scored 6 goals) this term.

The versatile midfielder has got ample experience to improve Man Utd’s midfield department which was not reinforced in the summer transfer window. However, at his age, he would not be a long-term fix at Old Trafford. His current contract with the Spanish champions will expire in 2021 and he is earning around £147,000-a-week (Sport).

In your view, should Man Utd sign Arturo Vidal from Barcelona?

1 Comment

  1. yes, Vidal is a tested and trusted midfielder with quite an awesome experience from different leagues. very strong.

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