Arturo Vidal linked with Liverpool transfer

Published 1 Comments

Football News

Liverpool are reported to be considering a shock bid for long-term Manchester United target Arturo Vidal, according to Chilean newspaper El Mercurio.

The Juventus midfielder has been heavily linked with a £42 million move to the Old Trafford outfit throughout the transfer window, with new boss Louis van Gaal keen to bolster his midfield ahead of the new season.

However, Liverpool are believed to be keen to hijack the deal, in the hope that the lure of European football next season will give them an advantage over their biggest rivals in the pursuit of the 27-year-old.

Related Articles

Arturo Vidal misinterpreted says Juventus chief
Arturo Vidal's agent to discuss Manchester United offer
Manchester United not interested in Arturo Vidal signing

Hot property

Whilst Vidal is one of the hottest properties in Europe right now, money would not be an issue for either Manchester United or Liverpool, with Van Gaal having been told he can break the bank to sign the right players, whilst their rivals have £75 million from the Suarez sale to spend.

However, the Chilean, who impressed in the 2014 World Cup, dealt a blow to Manchester United when he recently stated that he would not go to Manchester, although he admitted to uncertainty over his future with Juventus, paving the way for a potential move to Merseyside.

Despite their recent domination of the Serie A, the Turin based clubs are undergoing problems of their own currently, following the unexpected departure of former manager Antonio Conte, and it is believed that Vidal has not yet met with new manager Massimiliano Allegri.

Juventus response

As well as this, Juventus director Pavel Nedved has admitted that whilst they do not wish to sell Vidal, a "high bid" would force them into considering all options. This uncertainty could plausibly be a factor in the energetic midfielder's willingness to consider his own options.

If Liverpool were successful in their pursuit of Vidal, it would be a huge blow to Manchester United, not only in terms of squad strength, but also in terms of their ability to lure top players to Old Trafford following a dismal 2013-14 season.






Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Arturo Vidal
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again