One of the hottest football property in the market today, Arturo Vidal is reported to be subjected to transfer bid by Manchester United and Chelsea. The Chilean footballer who made a name for himself after starring for Juventus in Seria A and helping the Italian club to three successive Scudetto. He featured for Chile in Brazil World Cup 2014 and helped his country to the last 16 before bowing out to Brazil after penalty shoot-outs. Premier League giant, Manchester United is said ready to splash in excess of £30 million for Vidal. Their only concern right now is about the state of Arturo Vidal’s knee injury, and want more information before committing to the multi million pound raid for the Chilean midfielder.
Arturo Vidal’ Biography
Arturo Vidal was born as Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo [arˈtuɾo βiˈðal] in 22nd May 1987 in San Joaquín in the Chilean capital Santiago. He is the second son in the family. Vidal’s potential was discovered by his uncle and soon he joined the youth squad of local Primera División club Colo-Colo. Arturo Vidal made his professional debut in 2006 when he came as late substitute for Gonzalo Fierro in the first leg of the 2006 Apertura Tournament final. Since the Apertura Tournament final, Vidal continue to improve and become a more important squad member for Colo-Colo. He scored three goals in Colo-Colo’s Copa Sudamericana 2006 campaign and his good showing caught the eye of scouts from various European clubs.
In 2007, Vidal left Colo-Colo for Bayer Leverkusen as he seek to further his career in Europe. Leverkusen had to fork out $11 million for his service which is a new national record breaking previous record of Matías Fernández’s $9 million transfer to Villarreal. Arturo Vidal’s career at Bayer Leverkusen didn’t start the way he hoped for as he spent most of the season under treatment for injury. However, the Chilean was ever present for the 2008–09 season and played a vital role in Bayer’s run to the German Cup final. He continued to progress further and helped the club to a runner-up finish in the Bundesliga and topped the assist charts for his club with 11 assists, which was joint second in the league. His performances have attracted many top clubs in Europe and on 22 July 2011, he joined Serie A club Juventus for €10.5 million on a five-year contract.
At Juventus, Vidal continued to impress and became one of the top midfielders in the world. He made his debut for The Old Lady against Parma,coming in as a second-half substitute for legendary player, Alessandro Del Piero. He marked that appearance with a goal six minutes after his introduction and the rest is history as Vidal makes his way up to the top.
A powerful box to box midfielder, Arturo Vidal was an integral part of the 2011–12 Scudetto-winning side that went undefeated the entire season. He contributed seven league goals and three assists, including crucial goals against Napoli and a double against Roma. After helping the club to a second consecutive Serie A title, he was voted “Player of the Year” by registered users on the club website juventus.com.
The 2012-2013 season saw Vidal making waves in UEFA Champion League. He scored his first hattrick against FC København making him the first Juventus player to score three goals in a match in the Champions League since former Juventus player Filippo Inzaghi in 2000. The Chilean is also capable of assisting his teammates in both defense and attack. A good passer of the ball and a tough tackler as well making him one of the most complete midfielders in the world. The Italian press gave Vidal a nickname: Il Guerriero (“The Warrior“) for his hard-tackling and tenacious style of play.
Arturo Vidal’s Transfer Rumors
Arturo Vidal’s performance has caught the attention of many big clubs in Europe and is widely tipped to join Manchester United this summer. The Red Devils was reported to have agreed to the fees and personal terms with the Juve’s man but are looking at a few more details before commiting to a move. Manchester United’s new manager, Louis van Gaal is also reported as keen to have Vidal in his team. Money is not an issue for the club as new sponsorship worth millions of pound have made the Premier League outfit financially stronger. The club is also in the rebuilding process after a poor season under David Moyes.
There are also reports suggesting that United’s interest in the 27-year-old has cooled down due to Juve’s reported £35m valuation of the midfielder. If that is the case, and Vidal does not end up at United, then the former Bayer Leverkusen and Colo-Colo player admits he will be happy to stay at Juve – although he says his focus right now is on enjoying his post-World Cup break and not thinking about his future.
– Arturo Vidal: Biography & Transfer Rumors