Arturo Vidal has left the door wide open for a move to Manchester United with his latest comments on his future.
Vidal, 27, told ADN Radio Chile he was unsure whether he’d stay at Juventus but said he’d remain fully committed if it was to happen.
He said: “You can’t say I’ve completed a cycle at Juve. If I stay, I intend to continue doing things well.”
Vidal’s comments are smart. He has left every option open to himself and far from the stance of Juventus CEO Guiseppe Marotta who categorically ruled out an exit, Vidal is not ruling it out which is good news for United.
Furthermore, Vidal also admitted he’d been listening to the building United rumours but deferred any responsibility towards his agent.
“I always enjoy this type of events because I cant share a moments with kids,” Vidal said at an inauguration charity event at his training complex in Chicureo.
“I’ve listened rumours of United and Real [Madrid], but that’s the job of my agent.
“Now, I’m trying to spend time with my family and kids because I’m on my vacations.”
At the event, Vidal also took the time out to play a game of FIFA against a little boy who, predictably, picked a certain team to play against him (good choice):
What is clear is that Vidal is more than happy to let the rumours rumble on. After all, it is in his best interest if multiple clubs around Europe are chasing his signature as it puts him in a position of power to negotiate the best possible deal for him.
Vidal’s comments have not supported Juventus’ claims that he is categorically not for sale, something which should give United plenty of belief they can sign him.