Arsenal’s rumoured interest in Arturo Vidal has taken another twist with reports suggesting that a deal to bring him to north London is ‘90% done’, according to Cadena Cope.
Cadena Cope claims that Vidal will ‘almost certainly be an Arsenal player next season’ with Arsene Wenger playing a crucial role in the last few days in luring the Chilean star to north London, for a fee they believe to be in the region of €30million.
Vidal is currently preparing for a Copa America semi-final against Peru alongside our very own Alexis Sanchez as the duo look to clinch the trophy on home soil.
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Wenger’s thinking behind his reported pursuit of Vidal will become interesting should the move take place, given the number of players currently operating in that position.
The 28-year-old favours a box-to-box midfield role, a position currently occupied by Santi Cazorla with both Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey waiting in the wings.
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A team can never have enough world-class players, but Wenger should focus on signing players of that calibre to fill positions which desperately need attention.