We could witness a Chilean transfer revolution at Manchester United this summer if Alexis Sanchez is followed to Old Trafford by compatriot and fellow Red Devils target Arturo Vidal.
Since joining Juventus from Bayer Leverkusen in summer 2011, the 27 year-old has emerged as one of the most complete central midfielders in Europe, offering a unique mixture of athletic dynamism, creative technical quality and netting prowess.
The South American has just ended his strongest campaign to date, winning his third consecutive Serie A title with the Old Lady and finding a mesmerising 18 goals in all competitions – including a hatrick against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League.
Louis van Gaal admitted his adoration for the 54-cap Chile international earlier this week – Vidal’s progressive box-to-box style would certainly suit the Dutchman’s attacking 4-3-3 formation.
But the midfielder is hot property this summer and there will be a wealth of competition for his signature. The Italian champions have tacitly implied they’re prepared to sell for around £50million, with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona resultantly emerging as keen suitors.