Arturo Vidal has been linked to Manchester United all summer and it’s not the first transfer to take so long to be completed.
It brings back memories of the transfer saga between Arsenal and Barcelona over Cesc Fabregas years back.
The exit of Antonio Conte is expected to fuel the move but new manager Massimiliano Allegri is determined to hold on the his star midfielder amidst strong interest from Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson recalled Paul Scholes back from retirement to play a big part in Manchester United’s run for English Premier League title in 2012.
The midfield issue has been lingering for years after the exit of Roy Keane from the club. The retirement of Paul Scholes has left Manchester United in search of a good box to box midfielder with Arturo Vidal fitting well into the required as Louis Van Gaal plans ahead the new season fixing the midfield deficiency.
It will take a big sum of money to lure Juventus in selling their top midfield player whose influence cannot be overemphasized with three consecutive Serie A title to his name after his move from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011.
All summer, Manchester United fans were hoping the club will complete Fabregas’ and Kroos signings with the former ending up in Chelsea and later in Real Madrid. Ed Woodward and Louis Van Gaal will have to come up with a proven central midfielder if they plan to return Manchester United back to where they use to.
Micheal Carrick is unavailable for the next 3 months, Darren Fletcher isn’t a world class midfielder, Anderson can’t get a place, Ander Herrera started the pre-season well enough but it’s obvious the 24 year old is still settling in with life in EPL.
It’s disturbing to think Manchester United is without a proven midfielder.
There is no clear reason as to why Manchester United never made an official bid for the midfielder as reported.
Reports by some claimed Louis Van Gaal is not interested in the player while other contradicting reports states that he is fully interested but only concerned about the recent injury of the 27 year old midfielder.
Juventus are not making things easy as they are asking for too much in order to push off suitors for their top player.
A demand of £45 million together with Nani and Javier Hernandez have been reported, a deal Manchester United is not willing to risk.
Following Vidal’s return to training, Allegri has stated he is not for sale as he gets his team ready for the Serie A campaign as well as the Champions League.
It is becoming too late for Juventus to offload Arturo Vidal with less than 2 weeks left to the close of the transfer window.
Manchester United will have to come out with an audacious bid to lure Vidal to Manchester United with the player reportedly interested in a move to Old Trafford.
Vidal is proven and far better than all Manchester United midfielders, a risk needs to be taken if they are to land top players of Vidal’s calibre.