Barcelona Set To Sign Arturo Vidal From Bayern For $35 Million
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FC Barcelona and Arturo Vidal have agreed to personal terms on a $35 million transfer from Bayern Munich. Barcelona's been in a frantic search for an excellent midfielder after Paulinho was loaned to Guangzhou Evergrande. Vidal is rumored to be visiting Camp Nou for a signature-sealing meeting by the end of today.
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 2, 2018
Vidal possesses a collection of impressive achievements, having won the Serie A championship with Juventus four consecutive times. With Juventus, the 31-year-old Chilean also won the Coppa Italia and faced Barcelona for the Champions League final in 2015.
Not everyone is happy with this possible transfer though — one Barcelona fan even took a shot at Vidal's notorious off-field lifestyle.
FC Barcelona just signed Arturo Vidal, a 31 year old alcoholic with a bum knee, to replace Andres Iniesta.Bartomeu and Segura (and Rosell before them) are the worst thing to ever happen to this club.
— Lucas (@lucasammr) August 2, 2018
I can't quite get my head around Barcelona making a late move for Arturo Vidal. Doesn't at all fit the profile of midfielder needed, just a strong Paulinho replacement. Amazing how Thiago isn't the first choice target. Unsure where this could leave Internazionale and Modric.— Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) August 2, 2018
Vidal transferred to the Bundesliga and won three league titles and the DFB-Pokal with Bayern Munich; not to mention Vidal is also a two-time Copa America champion with Chile.
Barcelona have already acquired French defender Clement Lenglet alongside Brazil’s dynamic duo Malcom and Arthur.