Juventus Star Arturo Vidal Reacts to Barcelona and Real Madrid Transfer Rumours

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Juventus Star Arturo Vidal Reacts to Barcelona and Real Madrid Transfer Rumours
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Arturo Vidal has laughed off claims suggesting he could move to La Liga giants Real Madrid or Barcelona.

The Juventus star, regarded by many as the best box-to-box midfielder in the world, remains focused ahead of a busy schedule, reported Sky Sports:

"Join Real Madrid or Barcelona? That's ridiculous! All I want is to win the league with Juventus and have a good World Cup," said Vidal.

Currently enjoying a rampant season with the Old Lady, Vidal is also believed to be on the radar of Manchester United, per Ben Jefferson of the Express.

The energetic midfielder has netted 17 goals across a combined total of 33 Serie A, Champions League and Europa League matches—recorded by WhoScored—cementing his position as one of the sport's most desired players.

Vidal is relentlessly physical when winning possession and averages 4.5 tackles each match. His vision and ability to deliver difficult passes consistently aids Juve's forays up the pitch, while his eagerness to shoot from distance has the capability to produce spectacular goals.

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The 26-year-old is more than equipped to excel in any of Europe's major leagues. His midfield partnership with Paul Pogba has emerged this season and stands Juve in good stead at the top of the Italian division.

Currently 11 points clear of nearest rivals Roma, Antonio Conte's team have developed a physically powerful style of play that is more than capable of retaining the Serie A crown, as recognised when the coach was named Serie A's top boss for the second successive season:

Although Juventus will be disappointed with their exit from the Champions League, they are major favourites to land Europa League glory.

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Vidal is also expected to lead Chile's charge into the 2014 World Cup, where they should be considered dark horses. Jorge Sampaoli's team justify their endlessly attacking, gung-ho style of football by having players like Vidal and Gary Medel in the centre, both of whom offer a brutish presence in midfield.

The recent win over England and narrow loss to Brazil suggests this is a team that can progress far during the South American tournament. Vidal's value will continue to increase with a decent showing, suggesting any potential suitors will be forced into spending an extortionate amount to acquire his services.

While the player remains committed, it will be interesting to see how his attitude develops if an offer is submitted.

 

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