Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg is convinced we should do everything we can to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, insisting that he is exactly the type of player we need, according to The Independent.
Recent reports have linked us with a £21m move for the Chilean (via The Independent), and the move could potentially be finalised following the completion of the Copa America.
Ljungberg is clearly hoping the reports aren’t just meaningless rumours, and the Invincible Swede has urged us to get the deal done. He highlighted similarities that Vidal shares with compatriot Alexis Sanchez, and heaped praise on both men.
“There were some rumours about Vidal, a great player, and he gets fuming if he loses the ball, so I like that. That kind of player would be great for the club,” Ljungberg said, as quoted by The Independent.
“Look at [Alexis] Sanchez. After the World Cup in South Africa I said I wanted us to buy him, when he was at Udinese.
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“He is quality but he also works hard as well. He has speed. When he loses the ball he still fights for it and that’s what I like to see.”
Vidal is arguably not what we need at the moment, as he is far more of a box-to-box midfielder than a defensive midfielder – which is what we really need at the moment. Signing a player of his calibre for just £21m is a deal that is hard to turn down though, and he would definitely bring something to the side.