The Crazy Extent Spanish Publication Went To Spy On New Barcelona Signing Arturo Vidal
Daily SPORT journalist Albert Rogé has gone to extraordinary lengths to track the movements of Barcelona target Arturo Vidal.
In the clip we see Rogé try his best to hide among the trees as he spies on the Chilean midfielder, reporting that he has not yet left the hotel after eating with his Bayern Munich team-mates.
Later, Rogé captures Vidal leaving the hotel in a black Audi with sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, when reportedly asked about the move, Vidal replied: "I cannot say anything yet".
#ExclusivaSPORT ' ¡Arturo Vidal NO ha abandonado la concentración del Bayern! Acaba de salir de comer con sus compañeros. Informa @albert_roge desde el hotel de concentración del Bayern en Alemania. Más en https://t.co/zbIhcEO443 pic.twitter.com/rUcroFobVy
- Diario SPORT (@sport) August 3, 2018
The 31-year-old moved to the German champions in 2015 from Juventus for £32m but has been given permission to leave by new manager Niko Kovač.
Inter Milan were believed to be the frontrunners for the midfielders' services, however, it now appears he is heading to Spain. They have now reportedly set their sights on Luka Modrić from Real Madrid.
The Guardian reports that Barcelona have completed the transfer for £27m after agreeing to personal terms, but there are conflicting reports as it edges closer and closer.
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Arturo Vidal left Bayern's training camp at 15:30 today with Hasan Salihamidzic. Destination: Barcelona. If Vidal passes his medical, he will sign a 3 year contract earning €9m per year. Barça will pay €30m as transfer fee [Bild] pic.twitter.com/dqr1hwt6rV
- Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 3, 2018
Regardless, £27m for one of the world's best box-to-box midfielders is surely a steal in the current crazy transfer market?
Barça have already been splashing the cash this summer, spending over €100m on Brazilian duo Malcom and Arthur as well as French defender Clément Lenglet.
Arturo Vidal getting into a private car, possibly on his way to finalize his Transfer to Barcelona?pic.twitter.com/dYXhN5MQv2
- BarcaUniversal Comps (@BarcaRaw) August 3, 2018
The transfer of Malcom made headlines when Barcelona swooped for the winger just as Roma were on the verge of signing him, they are now considering whether they have a legal case over the transfer.
Words by George Buksmann.
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