Its OFFICIAL- German giants Bayern Munich have announced on their official website that an agreement with Juventus has been successfully achieved for the signing of Arturo Vidal in a deal worth of £24.5m.
“I can confirm in principle that we have achieved with both parties, Juventus and the players agree.It lacks only the medical examination and the signing of the contract,”- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Bayern’s chief Executive)
Bavarian-Giants have reportedly agreed on a 5-year deal worth £90K per week with Vidal and is now the second summer signing for Pep’s side. German side are set to welcome the Chilean international with only medical left now .Earlier reports from Telegraph and Daily Mail suggested that Vidal is on his way to London side Arsenal but the move to Premier League fell short as the player demands were not met completely.
Vidal has been brilliant lately in his 4 seasons with Juventus, triumphing the Serie A title 4 years consecutively as well as helping them to reach the final of last season’s UEFA Champions League where Juve were beaten by Barcelona. The 28-year-old was awarded as Man of the Match when Chile defeated Argentina on penalties to win this year’s Copa America.
He played a key role in every game and is a type of player whose presence is felt in every corner of the pitch. Munich were very anxious to sign in a new central midfield player after the departure Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United, Vidal seems to be the ideal player to replace him and moreover he is familiar with German style of play and atmosphere as he played for Bayer Leverkusen befor joining Juve in 2011.
Vidal is comfortable in moving swiftly from box to box and is lethal for counter attacks. Vidal has tremendous work-rate, he can tackle, has pace and has reliable ability with his header too. He can be experimented as a false-9, and will bring creativity and variety to the Pep’s side.