This is a deal that makes an awful lot of sense to us and also should do to lots of Manchester United fans.
United are of course desperate to sign a central midfielder with real authority this summer and there don’t seem to be too many better available ones out there than Arturo Vidal of Juventus.
Juventus have said that they won’t sell the player but we believe that a deal can be down, if a mutually agreeable price can be met.
The player himself commented on the rumours linking him with Manchester United this week and clearly seems open to a move to the club.
But, as usual, Manchester United seem to be getting a bit pedantic over the transfer fee and could well lose out on the player because of a few million quid.
The Star reported that 44m Euros is the magic number:
Juventus want at least £35m (44m Euros) for Vidal, while United value him closer to £25m.
But the solution is staring everyone in the face reports The Express. They say:
Manchester United set to offer Juventus Nani to sweeten Arturo Vidal deal
Manchester United’s Luis Nani has been on the periphery of things for the last few years and has been linked to a move to Italy time and again.
He’s been at Manchester United for seven years and is shining less and less brightly as the years go by.
He is obviously a very talented player but clearly needs a change of scenery in an attempt to bring more consistency to his game. Manchester United should cut their losses on him and, in so doing, get Vidal for a much cheaper price.
It wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest an asking price for Nani of around £10m – which would mean Manchester United getting Vidal for about £25 million plus the Portuguese.
At 27 Vidal won’t have any sell on value from Old Trafford and that could be the stumbling block with Manchester United in terms of the transfer fee.
But the success that he can bring them over the next five years means that his fee should be more than compensated for by success and trophies. Getting rid of Nani and bringing in Vidal in the same deal would be perfect business for Manchester United.
Manchester United fans: would you be sad to lose Nani?