Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal will fly to Milan tomorrow to complete his move to Inter Milan. The 33-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Italian club and is set to put pen to paper in the coming hours.
Despite claims that Vidal would leave Barcelona on a free transfer, Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that a €1 million fee has been agreed between the two clubs.
Inter Milan Set to Sign Barcelona Midfielder Arturo Vidal in the Coming Hours
An Incredible Career for Arturo Vidal Thus Far
Vidal started his career with local side Colo-Colo, where he won three Chilean Primera Division titles. His performances for Colo-Colo earned him a move to Bayer Leverkusen in 2007, where scouts for the German club labelled his technical ability and work ethic as exceptional.
After four seasons with the German side, he moved to Juventus. It was during his time with the Italian club, where he became widely recognised as one of the world’s best. During his time at Juventus, he won Serie A four times and picked up a number of personal accolades too.
In 2015, Vidal returned to the Bundesliga, but this time joined Bayern Munich. In the three years he spent with the club, he again won the league three times. By 2018, Barcelona came calling and joined the Spanish giants. In the 2018/19 campaign, Barcelona won La Liga, which took Vidal to eight consecutive title wins. However, a below-par season for the Catalan club meant that Vidal’s streak was over.
New Direction for Barcelona
Vidal joins a number of experienced players that have either departed or are set to leave the club this summer. Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic was one name who left Camp Nou. The 32-year-old re-joined Sevilla, the club he left to join Barcelona six years ago. The futures of Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba are also unclear, with Ronald Koeman preparing to turn the club’s fortunes around once again.