Barcelona and Bayern Munich agree deal to sign Arturo Vidal
Written by: Aniket Surve
The 31-year-old midfielder should be on his way to Camp Nou with a medical set to take place in a few days.
Spanish giants Barcelona have reportedly come to an agreement with Bayern Munich to sign Chilean star Arturo Vidal on a three-year deal. The midfielder is set to undergo a medical with the club in a couple of days.
The 31-year-old was chased by a number of big clubs with Inter leading the race, but the Chilean choose Barcelona as his next home. Vidal will be a perfect replacement of Barca's physical and box-to-box midfielder Paulinho, who returned to Chinese League club Guangzhou Evergrande on a year-long loan deal.
Vidal joined Bayern Munich from Italian side Juventus in 2015 for a fee in the region of £32m, signed by former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.
The midfielder had a great stint with the Bundesliga champions having won three league titles, one DFB Pokal and DFL Super Cup. He scored 22 goals from 122 games he played for Bayern across all competition.
This stint with Barcelona will make Chilean one of the few players to have played in three major European leagues, having spent four wonderful seasons with Juventus, scoring 48 goals from 171 games, helping Juventus win four consecutive Serie A titles from 2011-12 to 2014-15.
Published: Sat Aug 04, 2018 09:27 PM IST