Search Menu

Manchester United edge closer to sign Arturo Vidal following Antonio Conte's departure

Share

Italian website Gazzetta Dello Sport have claimed that manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal from Juventus. The astonishing news comes in the wake of Antonio Conte resigning as the Bianconeri Boss this evening.

Vidal Juventus1 From Italy: Manchester United edge closer to sign Arturo Vidal

It is believed that United who are financially boosted by the mega £750m Adidas deal had accelerated talks to sign the 27 year old who had a stellar World Cup in Brazil. The Red Devils had put an enticing €44m offer on the plate for Juventus and it is now believed that the English club have reached an agreement with the Old Lady to acquire the services of the midfielder.

Gazzetta Dello Sport also believe that Juventus had earlier promised Conte that they won’t sell the player. But it is this very acceptance from the Turin outfit to sell one of their prized asset that had angered Conte which ultimately led to his resignation from the managerial role.

My view: It is increasingly likely that Juventus require funds to strengthen their squad in the summer and thus were tempted by United’s offer for the Chilean. The Old Lady are desperate to mount a Champions League challenge next year but all of the good work under Conte seems to wither away.

The Serie A Champions will have to start afresh under a new manager who surely will take time to settle and inculcate his own philosophy in the team. For the Old Trafford outfit and their fans, its getting better and better in this transfer window. Somewhere in Manchester, Ed Woodward smiles, “You are next!”

Football Expert? Prove it! Share your knowledge, tips and comments. Win cash prizes - £11,000 monthly! Join OLBG's free-to-enter tipping competition.

Comments (7)

  1. We must sign vidal!

  2. I know it won’t be easy for this deal to happen because we have had enough of this story,day in day out.It will anger every Man utd follower if after all these story this deal fails to materialise.My prayer is that it all pan out well.GGMU!!!

  3. I’ve always insisted, It’s Vidal or never!!…he’s all we need at this point to reshape our midfield. He is d answer. If we sign him, our rivals will think twice when they face us.

  4. It is good for man utd. But Juventus must talk to their coach to be back with his team and show himself without vidal he can do most.

  5. sign vidal now and add to him, Di Maria, jordy classie, strootman, Reus, hummels and konoplyanka, we desperately need to switch back to kissing trophies….utd forever.

  6. where is the original source? looks fake to me.. but of Cox hope it is true..