Transfer balls: Manchester United buy Vidal for £17m less than bought him for
Transfer Balls: A look at dire football reporting in the mainstream media. And as we have before many times, we spot Ben Jefferson’s work in the Daily Express. Ben says Manchester United are keen to buy Arturo Vidal:
News is that Manchester Untied are to invest a “bargain” £23m in Arturo Vidal.
Jefferson adds that some reports claimed Vidal was worth more:
United were heavily linked with a move for Vidal last summer, with some reports suggesting that the Red Devils were ready to pay £40m to land the Chilean star.
Some reports? Like this one in the Daily Express:
But because that move never did happen, Ben Jefferson told us that it would happen in January:
Such are the facts in the Daily Express…