Transfer Balls: Arsenal sign Artuto Vidal for less than half what Manchester United bought him for
Transfer Balls: Is Arturo Vidal heading to Arsenal from Juventus? It was only a yer ago the tabloids told us that Vidal had signed for Manchester United for £47m, £45m, £40m and £62m. He didn’t sign. But now he’s riding high on the news cycle all over again. And the Daily Express has the scoops:
On May 27, the Express told us: “Reports have linked Vidal with a £25m move to the Emirates this summer.”
Well, the Daily Express told us that: “JUVENTUS have told Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United that they will have to fork out £28million to land Arturo Vidal this summer.”
So that £25m is not enough.
On May 25, there was no news in the Express – and there would no news until the Copa America had ended:
And that was deflating for Gunners fans keen on the Chilean player because a few days earlier the Express had told them that Vidal was an Arsenal player. It was a done deal.
That Express story was based on a report in the Standard, which told us:
Juventus star Arturo Vidal appears to be on the Gunners wish-list.
Such are the facts.