Ok. It is just tabloid speculation at the moment. And with Manchester United not having a great record in bringing top talent to the club over the last five years (RvP apart of course) the fans will be taking all such gossip with a handful of salt until they see the player gleaming from ear to ear with an over-sized Manchester United shirt in his hands – why are the shirts always too big for the player when he has his publicity shots on signing?
But the latest reports on the dream signing, Arturo Vidal, are that his agent has flown over to Manchester to tie up a deal for his player. Talk about unnecessary carbon footprint. Surely Vidal’s agent could have used a phone?
The Star says:
Arturo Vidal set to COMPLETE Man Utd move as agent jets in to finalise £47m deal
ARTURO VIDAL’S move to Manchester United edged closer last night after his agent jetted in to finalise the switch.
The report suggests that a £120,000 week salary has been agreed and that the player wants to move. Manchester United could certainly use this guy.
The Metro adds to the speculation on Friday by quoting a respected player agent who confirms that Vidal will leave his cub this summer.
‘Vidal will leave,’ he told Sky Italia.
‘I’m convinced that he will leave this summer.’
D’Amico does not represent Vidal but does represent other Juventus players – and has close links with the club’s board and their dealings.
It’s hard to imagine a better fit for the engine room that this guy. He could be an absolute titan for Manchester United.
But with rumours persisting about a move for Kevin Strootman in January, we still wonder how keen Manchester United actually are on signing the brilliant yet expensive Chilean.
Let’s see some more Vidal skills to kill time while we wait for more news. Manchester United fans: a must buy?