You could argue the toss in terms of what Manchester United need most this summer. But few would argue with the idea that a commanding central midfielder would be just the ticket.
Nigel De Jong and William Carvalho have been mooted as potential targets and both would do a decent job. But Carvalho would be a bit of a gamble considering he hasn’t played in England and is very young, while De Jong is not going to improve much, at 29, and doesn’t always have the best technique.
And if you were to combine the technique of Carvalho with the combative skills of De Jong then you would probably end up with something like Arturo Vidal.
And after seeing the way that he performed at The World Cup any other signing for the centre of midfield for Manchester United this summer would surely be seen as a disappointing one.
This guy is exactly what Manchester United fans want. A box to box hero who helps out his defence, sprays beautiful passes around the park and gets forward to score great goals – you couldn’t ask for much more from midfielder.
So the fans will be praying that Manchester United don’t drag their heels on this one, with reported interest from other clubs.
According to The Independent, the latest news from Italy is that another bid has gone in for the player – this time for a whopping €49.3 million.
Manchester United have returned to Juventus with a bid of £39m (49.3m Euros) for Arturo Vidal, according to reports.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport claim that the Chile international is the subject of a take-it or leave-it bid from the Old Trafford outfit.
If Manchester United want to challenge for honours next season they need Vidal – simple as. Fletcher, Cleverley, Anderson and Fellaini are just not good enough at this level and, to be ruthless for a moment, we would get rid of all of them.
The best Manchester United teams have had great midfields and they will again if they sign this lad to play alongside the excellent Ander Herrera.
Let’s see some more Vidal magic. Manchester United fans: best possible signing?