5 Replacements If Arturo Vidal Is Sold by Juventus

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5 Replacements If Arturo Vidal Is Sold by Juventus
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Arturo Vidal has been the subject of transfer rumors for years now.

Arturo Vidal has been Juventus' best player the last three years.  Under the tutelage of Antonio Conte the Chilean international has developed into the best box-to-box midfielder in the world—and I would argue the best player, period.

No player in the world has Vidal's combination of defensive, passing and finishing ability.

A player of his caliber will naturally generate a mountain of transfer buzz.  Vidal has continually brushed off rumors that he could be headed to one of the two Spanish giants, Real Madrid or Barcelona.  Club director Giuseppe Marotta has repeatedly asserted that Juve does not consider themselves a selling club—a position reasserted in April to Sky Sports (h/t Football Italia).

Given Marotta's insistence that Juve will keep their stars and Vidal's close relationship with Conte, it's hard to see him leaving.  That said, if an offer came that was so indecent it was impossible to refuse, it can never be 100 percent counted out.

If the unthinkable were to happen and Il Guerriero (The Warrior) left the club, how would Juve replace him?  Let's take a look at a quintet of candidates that might be asked to fill Vidal's massive cleats.

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