Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Juventus star Arturo Vidal subject to medical in a deal worth around A?28m
Arturo Vidal will join Bayern Munich from Juventus if he passes a medical, the German champions have announced.
The Chilean had been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and Arsenal FC in recent months, however, Juventus had denied that they had received any offer for the player from the two clubs.
Juventus had reportedly set a deadline of 31st July for Vidal to make his move and Bayern have won the race for his signature.
Vidal sign for Bayern
The Bayern chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, confirmed the Chile international midfieldera s move, pending a medical, at a press conference in Guangzhou, China where Bayern are currently on tour.
He said: a I can fundamentally confirm that we have reached an agreement with both parties, Juventus and the player. All that is lacking now is the medical and the signatures on the contract.a
Juventus to sign Draxler as replacement?
As per the report by the Guardian, Juventus have begun talks to sign Draxler from Schalke as replacement for the departing Chile star.
The report says:
. Arturo Vidal is joining Bayern Munich after his club, Juventus, agreed a a 37m (A?25.9m) fee for the midfielder with a further A?2.1m in add-ons. The Chilean midfielder has agreed a four-year deal worth A?90,000 a week and will leave Turin after four years and four Serie A titles.
The Champions League finalists have now entered negotiations with Schalke to sign Julian Draxler to add to the manager Massimiliano Allegria s options in midfield.
What will Vidal add to Bayern squad?
Vidal is one of the best midfielders in the world, and was a key ingredient of the Juventus side that reached the UEFA Champions League final and the Chile side that won the Copa America.
Guardiola has replaced Bastian Schweinsteiger with a player who is more combative and is better going forward, even if he may not have the same creativity and passing range.
Bayern already have Xabi Alonso, Thiago Alacantra, and Mario Goetze alongwith Ribbery and Robben to compensate for the lost passing range and creativity.
Adding steel to the side is a very welcome move and will balance the side, further.