Third Huge Signing? Manchester United now favourites to sign Midfield Sensation

For the first time since Robin van Persie came to the club a couple of years ago Manchester United have done some fantastic business in the transfer market.

The club will hope that Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera can be symbols of the next great Manchester United generation.

But everyone knows that the club needs to make some more investment if they are going to return to the very top of English and European football.

And with the ink not even dry on these deals the media has started speculating about who Manchester United will sign next.

And a lot of speculation today is centering on the superb Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

The Guardian said Friday:

In Manchester, Luke Shaw will cough for the United doctor today in the hope of securing a £30m-odd transfer to Old Trafford. But if he expects a grand welcoming committee he’s got another thing coming since most of the Manchester United blazers will be too busy chasing Arturo Vidal giddily around Europe instead.

And The Daily Mail stoked the fires further this afternoon:

After sealing the signings of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw this week, Manchester United are now considering a move for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

The Chilean international is an authoritative central midfield player and Sportsmail understands that United have made tentative enquiries to establish whether a move will be feasible this summer.

He’s just signed a new contract with the Italian club but his performances at The World Cup have been so good that he’s once more drawing the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.


Vidal is a dieing breed of midfielders who can do the a lot. He shields the defence beautifully but also scores loads of goals (28 in 95 league games since joining Juventus).

Real Madrid have been strongly linked to the player and Arsenal may also make a bid. But Manchester United are now favourites with SkyBet to sign Vidal at odds of 3/1 if he does leave his club this summer.

Let’s see the lad in action. Manchester United fans: perfect addition?