Manchester United are already on the verge of signing Arturo Vidal, having reportedly agreed personal terms with the Juventus star yesterday evening:
His transfer fee is yet to be agreed, but the 26 year-old is the perfect acquisition to implement Louis van Gaal’s 3-5-2 dream, having played an integral role in the formation last season with the Old Lady – who used it in all 38 Serie A fixtures to win the league title, as viewable below:
The Chile international also worked under the same system at the World Cup, albeit in a more advanced role, confirming his suitability to it.
That could have something to do with Vidal being perhaps the most complete midfielder in world football – just take a look at his incredible statistics from last season:
That ability to contribute in both defence and attack, whilst possessing the stamina to compensate for a lack of numbers in midfield, will be vital for the Red Devils’ 3-5-2 plans.
As previously stated however, United still need to wrap up a fee for the South American, and rumour has it that they’ve been pressed with a deadline: