Arturo Vidal is now a Bayern Munich player after having to wait for a while for his transfer from Juventus.
In speaking with the club’s website, Vidal said, “I’m very happy. This is a new step in my career and I hope I do well here. I want to help the team and win trophies. It’s a dream come true for me personally. I wanted to take another big step forward in my career. I want to keep developing as a player and win important trophies like the Champions League. I think the best opportunity to do so is with Bayern.”
Munich have clarified that Vidal was signed for a deal through 2019 while Italian media reports have claimed that the Bundesliga champions have spent 36 million Euros which climbed up to 40 million Euros in bonuses to bring him back.
Speaking of which, he scored 15 goals in his previous 117 games with Bayer Leverkusen before he left to play with Juventus. Now, he has been signed to close the gap left by Bastian Schweinsteiger while also bringing a bit of toughness to Pep’s squad.
Vidal started his football career with Bayer Leverkusen at the age of 20, thanks to Michael Reschke. Of course, this association ended with him being a appointed as a director at Bayern.
As for his time at Juventus, he helped the to four continuous Serie A titles apart from the Coppa Italia in the previous season. The only disappointment that they faced was being denied a club treble by Barcelona in this Champions League season.