It’s now looking likely that Manchester United might have been given the green light to sign Juventus midfielder, Arthur Vidal after all.
With recent happenings around Turin, there are suggestions that Juventus have seemingly gotten fed up with the midfielder’s antics of late and may inadvertently decide to let him go.
Manchester United fans were saddened by the end of the summer transfer window that they were not able to add the Chilean midfielder to their squad of world class stars.
The Red Devils pursued the signature of the midfield maverick throughout the duration of the summer transfer window but continually met with a stiff resistance on the part of Juventus to let the player leave so easily.
Though, there were also reports that Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal was not so impressed with Vidal’s fitness, citing the ankle injury that the midfielder is battling with as a cause of concern.
Though, Vidal’s world Cup engagement as well as his performances this season would say contrary.
But the continuous wait for Arthur might be over if the news from Italy is to be believed.
There were reports that the Chilean midfielder was fined by the Turin club after he was seen partying all night some days before Juventus’ match with Roma which led to the midfielder being benched for the clash.
Things are beginning to get complicated between the player and his club and it’s remotely possible that this would ultimately award Manchester United the opportunity to go for the midfielder once again.
As Manchester United continue with the rebuilding process of the post-Ferguson era, the search for a box-to-box midfielder is of top priority.
While the acquisition of Daley Blind has reduced the vulnerability of the Red Devils this season, the arrival of a player like Vidal will somewhat add more creativity to a midfield that includes players like Ander Herrera, Angel De Maria to name a few.
In the event of an injury to any of these players, the crop of players Manchester United have as back up are not just good enough.
Anderson has not given enough performances that show he can be relied on when the chips are down.
Michael Carrick does not seem to be the player he once was. This might be as a result of age getting to him.
But that would not sound like a good excuse since players like Pirlo still deliver on a weekly basis.
Then, there is Darien Fletcher, who in my opinion is not made for big clubs.
It’s only in Manchester United that you find players of such calibre making the starting eleven.
That era is evidently gone with Sir Alex Ferguson.
The present Manchester United manager, who has his own style and philosophy of football will never do with mediocre players.
A brief look at the manner he disposed off players like Tom Cleverly, Danny Welbeck, and a host of others will lend credence to the fact that Louis Van Gaal’s new look Manchester United will not in any way be composed of players whose performance are average at best.
And with the seeming displeasure of Juventus towards Vidal, there is the possibility of Manchester United not paying a premium for his services.
All through the just concluded transfer window, prices as high as £40 million were being ascribed to the Vidal-to-Manchester United deal.
But with the present shape of things, a fee of close to £28 million might just be enough to convince the Italian champions to bid goodbye to the undisciplined Chilean.