Transfer Balls: Manchester United And Arturo Vidal Twice Agree Five Year Deal
TRANSFER Balls: The Daily Express has news for careworn Manchester United fans. The team’s rebuilder (former United saviour) Louis Van Gaal has signed Arturo Vidal from Juventus. Well, sort of:
MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed terms with Arturo Vidal over a five-year contract, but are yet to negotiate a fee with his club Juventus.
…according to reports in Italy and Spain, the Dutchman has reached an agreement with Vidal over a long-term deal worth £182,000 per-week.
What reports? The Express doesn’t say.
However, Juventus are yet to accept United’s bid which is believed to stand at £34million as they look to beat Real Madrid to Monaco star Radamel Falcao.
Believed to be £34m?
Having peppered his scoop with unnamed and link-free foreign sources and stted what he belives, Anthony Chapman then peers inside a crystal ball to tell readers that Vidal “will now plead with Juventus to let him move to Old Trafford”.
Of course, this is old news. Way back on August 7, the Star – the Express’ sister paper – reported:
Arturo Vidal AGREES five-year deal to join Manchester United
Oddly, the Express does not cite the Star as one of its sources…