Bayern Munich plot Arturo Vidal bid to replace Javi Martinez

Published 6 Comments

Football News

Bayern Munich are ready to make a late move to sign Arturo Vidal after Javi Martinez was ruled out for at least six months with a serious knee injury, reports The Daily Express.

The Spanish midfielder was stretchered off during Bayern Munich's 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the German Supercup. Club officials later confirmed Martinez had sustained a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Urgent replacement

With Martinez set for at least six months on the sidelines, Pep Guardiola has been left with few experienced players in the centre of the pitch. The Bavarian outfit have already seen Toni Kroos leave for Real Madrid adding to the crisis.

On top of that, Thiago Alcantara's fitness issues continue to cause concern at the Allianz Arena while new signing Sebastian Rode is not deemed ready to take a prominent role in the starting XI. This has all led to Guardiola hunting for a top quality replacement.

Related articles

- Man United could offer Nani to ease Vidal deal
- United given hint over top target Arturo Vidal
- Vidal told to snub Manchester United interest

Juventus star Vidal appears to be top of Guardiola's wish list with Bayern Munich ready to battle long-term admirers Manchester United for his signature. The same report claimed Guardiola had weighed up a bid last month and is set to make his interest official.

Bad news for Manchester United

The news will be a big blow for Louis van Gaal, who has been trying to broker a deal to bring Vidal to Old Trafford all summer. With no European football on offer at Manchester United next season, convincing a top star like Vidal to join was always going to be difficult, but Bayern Munich will make the task close to impossible.

While Manchester United have money, a world-class arena and training facilities in the same category, becoming a Red Devil would have appealed to Vidal, but when compared to European juggernauts Bayern Munich, there is no contest.

Not only to Bayern have the most sought-after managers in the world, they also have one of the best arenas in world football and are also one of the few clubs with a higher turnover than Manchester United.

Swap deal

Manchester United's only advantage lies with outcasts Nani and Javier Hernandez. Van Gaal is ready to get rid of both players and Juventus are ready to take them off his hands.

The potential for a player plus cash deal leaves Manchester United the more attractive club to deal with for officials in Turin. However, the final decision will lie with Vidal and if he sets his heart on a move to the Bundesliga, the summer's longest transfer saga will end in failure for Manchester United. 

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

Bayern Munich
Premier League
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