According to Italian media outlet Calciomercato, Manchester United are primed to table a bid for Arturo Vidal. Vidal currently plays for Serie A champions Juventus and is a hugely important member of the squad due to his extreme versatility. The reason why Andrea Pirlo is able to operate at such a high level has to be attributed in large part to Arturo Vidal as the Chilean runs all over the field attempting to win back possession so the Italian maestro can orchestrate play.
Sir Alex Ferguson is considering tabling a €35 million bid for the all action midfielder which will certainly test the resolve of Juventus. He’s arguably their most important player because he allows Pirlo to be so good because without Vidal in the squad, Pirlo would need to shoulder a lot more defensive responsibilities, thus limiting his influence in attack.
He’s one of the most versatile players in world football as his mix of energy, strength, and creativity makes him a danger from anywhere in the midfield. He even featured as a left back for Bayer Leverkusen before the German side eventually morphed him into a midfield player where he has seen his career flourish. Vidal was expected to join German giants Bayern Munich after cementing himself as one of the Bundesliga’s best, but opted to join Juventus instead.
After scoring 15 times in 117 appearances for Leverkusen, Vidal honed his attacking skills and scored nine times in 38 appearances in league play last season. He is the epitome of a box-to-box midfielder, something that Manchester United don’t really have. Manchester United have moved Ryan Giggs more centrally as he’s gotten older and generally play Michael Carrick alongside the veteran. While Giggs has had a remarkable career and Carrick is a solid player, Vidal brings youth and a ridiculous amount of athleticism.
At only 25 years old, Vidal is entering the prime of his career and Manchester United would be wise to snap him up. He’s a tireless runner, strong in the tackle, a very good passer, and isn’t afraid to have a go from beyond the 18- his abilities will make the entire team better. While 35 million euros may seem like a lot for a player without Premier League experience, I have no doubts that Vidal will eventually learn to dominate the English game much like he has in both Germany and Italy.