Among reports of Juventus giving Arturo Vidal a new contract, a threat to the growing empire of the current Serie A champions looms from the West, with Real Madrid reportedly interested in signing the Chilean midfielder.
According to Vidal, speaking to the Gazzetta dello Sport, There has been no renewal but I do have a contract at the club so let’s see what happens. It is an honor when a big club want to sign you. Real Madrid is a club that fascinates every footballer. But I am already at a big club which I hope to stay with for many years.
Some questioned Vidal’s importance when he first arrived from Leverkusen in 2011, but the versatile midfielder, signed for €12.5 million, has made an excellent impression over the last couple of seasons with his work ethic in the middle of the pitch, his ability to break out wide and provide attacking assistance in the second line, not to mention being clutch, scoring 22 goals in 80 appearances for the club.
However, Real Madrid are not a club that likes to hear no for an answer, and always see themselves as the absolute top goal for any footballer on the planet. According to reports in Spain, Carlo Ancelotti is very intrigued with the midfielder and his abilities, thinking he can be an excellent fit for Real Madrid, who might be looking to make some changes in terms of their personnel, with Xabi Alonso looking like someone in a vulnerable position.
Of course, this all depends on the arrival of Asier Illarramendi. If Real Madrid complete the signing of the Basque midfielder, they’ll have their Xabi Alonso-replacement, and Vidal, who isn’t going to cost anything less than €20 million, will not be needed. If the attempt to sign the defensive midfielder fails, Juventus will feel a lot more pressure coming from Real Madrid regarding one of their best players.