Vidal’s contract for Camp Nou is valid until the end of the 2020-21 season. And more recently, the 32-year-old striker is associated with his departure from Spain.
Borrusia Dortmund wants to sign Vidal
Chile national team head coach Reinaldo Rueda said that Borussia Dortmund are very interested in signing the Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal. Vidal’s contract for Camp Nou is valid until the end of the 2020-21 season, and more recently. The 32-year-old striker is associated with his departure from Spain. At the January transfer window, the Chile international almost moved to Serie A. And the general manager of Inter Beppe Marotta confirmed the interest of his club. Although this step did not materialize, Vidal can still leave Barcelona shortly. Since Vidal started only 12 of his 30 appearances for the Blaugrana in 2019-20. The star of Chile may be tempted to look for more regular playing time elsewhere.
Arturo is a leading player
“He will always want to be the main character. Arturo remains very anxious when he does not have continuous participation. He is always used to being a leading actor,” Rueda told reporters. Nevertheless, the coach of Chile believes that Vidal is content with Camp Nou, and his style fits well with the role of manager Quique Setien, who in January took over from Ernesto Valverde. “I think he is very pleased at Barcelona,” said Rueda about Vidal. “The fans greeted him very well, and I hope that wherever he is, he will be the main character that Arturo always was, and when he comes in the ‘Roja,’ he will arrive in perfect condition. “Barca has his DNA, a philosophy deeply embedded in the squad. This oxygenation that came with the new trainer came in handy, and I think Arturo benefited him.”
Nevertheless, Vidal may be on the move to the next transfer window, as Barca is looking at raising funds for the transition of the new striker, while Lautaro Martinez and Timo Werner have two prime options. Vidal may return to Italy after playing for Juventus from 2011 to 2015, or he may return to Germany with Rueda, revealing Dortmund’s interest. “As far as I know, there is a chance that Vidal will return to Italy,” said Rueda. “Dortmund has been very interested in him lately. But there is nothing specific, and you must have the patience to come to a decision.” Vidal moved from Colo Colo in Chile to Bayer Leverkusen in 2007, where he remained until he joined Juventus four years later.