Barcelona Agree Deal To Sign Vidal

Spanish champions Barcelona have agreed a deal for the transfer of Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich.

Both clubs have agreed an undisclosed fee for the 31-year-old and is expected to undergo a medical in the next few days.

The transfer agreement was confirmed by both clubs on Friday night.

“Barcelona will shortly inform everyone about the arrival of the player and the agenda of the presentation ceremony.” The Catalan club said via a statement.

Bayern Munich then announced his exit as follows: “We’d like to thank Arturo for all his contributions and wish him all the best in Spain.”

“He always turned up in important games and we could always rely on him,” the club’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge concluded.

On his new career choice, Vidal said: “Thanks to FC Bayern and all the fans. I really enjoyed my time in Munich. I would like to also thank the club for giving me the chance to embrace a new challenge in Barcelona.”

Arturo Vidal, who has 100 caps for Chile, joined German champions Bayern Munich from Italian champions Juventus in 2015 and went on to win three successive German Bundesliga titles at the Allianz Arena.