Manchester United fans are eager to hear any update on Arturo Vidal so when Spain’s AS ran with a report quoting FIFA agent Giulio Tedeschi as saying Vidal would move to United by the second week of August, there was a buzz of excitement. Unfortunately, it was a buzz that was quickly swatted away.
Sport Witness took a look into the legitimacy of Tedeschi as a FIFA agent to find there is apparently no such thing according to FIFA’s official website. Vidal’s actual agent is Fernando Felicevich, a man who is responsible for a host of other Chilean footballers including United’s Angelo Henriquez.
Elsewhere, there have been more reports regarding Vidal as Italian journalist Enzo Bucchioni claimed Vidal was being offered €10m a year to leave Juventus, wages that would easily make him one of the top earners at Old Trafford.
Previous reports intimated that Vidal was after €7m net per year so the figures being banded about in the media are varying indicating it may, at this stage, still be pure speculation.
With Vidal insisting he would only sort his future out once he returned from holiday on 28 July, daily updates on his future have quietened down but that should all change once he has returned to Juventus.
Louis van Gaal has repeatedly said he wants to give his players time to show their credentials before he looks to the market for a new signing which either means United fans are going to have to wait or Van Gaal is using some classic smoke and mirrors tactic.
Either way, Vidal isn’t yet a United player but sources close to the club still strongly believe a move could happen and so long as they remain confident, the possibility still remains