Arturo Vidal has been the subject of many Arsenal transfer rumours in the last few weeks, and the signs are increasingly obvious that he will be leaving Juventus in the near future. Vidal along with his midfield partner Paul Pogba have been brilliant for the Old Lady as the Italian giants have won yet another Serie A title and are preparing to face Barcelona in the Champions League Final, but it seems that partnership is set to end as the Juve sports department chief Giuseppe Marotta revealed Sami Khedira is very close to joining the club on a free transfer.
“We are very close to Sami Khedira and will announce it officially when pen is put to paper,” Marotta said. “We moved swiftly and tenaciously because he has everything we were looking for.”
I have no doubt that the highly talented Khedira would not be joining Juventus unless he has had promises that he would definitely be in the starting line-up, which can only mean that either Vidal or Pogba will be making way for the German international. But Marotta has made it clear which one will be staying when he said about the 100m-rated Pogba: “He is a player who had a positive transformation in a very short space of time. Juventus are accustomed to winning and to achieving their targets,”
“Pogba is not just a valuable asset for the club, but is also a player who we need to achieve these objectives.”
So it seems Vidal is definitely on his way out of Juve, but will he be going to Arsenal? Fingers crossed….