When Paris Saint-Germain set their eyes on a player, more often than not, they force their way into getting him. This time they have set their sights on Arturo Vidal, and the club are working hard to cut a deal with Barcelona for the midfielder.
As per British and Chilean media, Paris Saint-Germain are poised to land Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal.
Barcelona spent 18 million euros to sign the Chile international from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2018. The 33-year-old has one year left on his current contract which expires in 2021.
The midfielder has banged in 8 goals and provided 3 assists in 43 matches for Barcelona this term on all fronts.
The 33-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Chile. His record for Chile is also impressive. Arturo Vidal has scored 28 goals in 115 matches for Chile at senior level.
Vidal is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Barcelona this summer and the list of suitors in the Chile international continues to grow.
PSG are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 33-year-old as potential transfer target.
Thomas Tuchel is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
PSG are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The Chile international will offer the Paris Saint-Germain boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “PSG are eyeing up a move for Arturo Vidal – with Thomas Tuchel contacting the Barcelona star. The Chilean midfielder, 33, was a bit-part player at the Nou Camp in 2019-20. And with Barcelona set for a monster overhaul this summer, Vidal – who is out of contract next summer – is set to be sold. PSG are hoping to take advantage of the Spanish side’s fire-sale and land the former Bayern Munich star, according to Chilean outlet La Cuarta. However, they face competition from Inter Milan, who are set to continue their spending spree on Vidal.”
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If PSG are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete. A club with Paris Saint-Germain’s resources should be able to afford him easily.
Good signing for Paris Saint-Germain?
A move away from Barcelona will not be only the best move for Arturo Vidal, but also for the club.
The Ligue 1 side need to add more depth to their midfield and the 33-year-old would be a good signing.
Arturo Vidal has all the skillset required to be a success story at Paris Saint-Germain. Therefore, it makes sense for Thomas Tuchel to step up his attempts to bring the Chile midfielder to Ligue 1 side.
The ball is in Paris Saint-Germain’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Vidal.
If Thomas Tuchel sees him as the right man for his side, PSG should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.