Barcelona reach agreement with Bayern Munich for transfer of Arturo Vidal

first_imgBarcelona have agreed to sign Chile international Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich, the two clubs announced on Friday.Vidal, 31, who has played 100 games for Chile and scored 24 goals, will sign a three-year-deal after completing his medical in the upcoming days, Barcelona said in a statement.Bayern added: “Arturo Vidal is leaving Bayern Munich with immediate effect to join Spanish Liga champions Barcelona. The clubs reached agreement on the transfer late on Friday evening.”The transfer fee was not revealed but according to reports in Spain, Barcelona will play 18 million Euros, rising to 21 million Euros, for the former Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus player.[BREAKING NEWS] Agreement with Bayern Munich for the transfer of @kingarturo23 https://t.co/znSDr6c0VMFC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 3, 2018Vidal joined Bayern in 2015 from Juventus and scored 22 goals from 124 appearances at the Allianz Arena and won the Bundesliga three times, the German Cup and two domestic Supercups.”Thank you to FC Bayern and all the fans,” Vidal said. “I’d like to thank the club for giving me the chance to take on another new challenge with Barcelona.@kingarturo23 himself: “Thanks to #FCBayern and all the fans. I really enjoyed my time in Munich. I would like to also thank the club for giving me the chance to embrace a new challenge in Barcelona.” #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/VSBphbHiPGFC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 3, 2018Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added: “I wish to thank Arturo with all my heart for three fantastic years.”Arturo made a significant contribution to the great successes we enjoyed in this time. He always led from the front in important matches, and we could always rely on him.”advertisementVidal also enjoyed success at Juventus where he won four Serie A titles, the Italian Cup and two domestic Supercups after joining the Turin club from Leverkusen in 2011.”On behalf of #FCBayern, I’d like to thank Arturo for three wonderful years. We celebrated may titles in this time, to which he made a significant contribution. He always turned up in important games and we could always rely on him,” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. pic.twitter.com/H1F65rzx3jFC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 3, 2018He played for Juve against Barca in the 2015 Champions League final where he was on the losing side in a 3-1 defeat.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

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