Arsenal Look to Sign £25m Juventus Star Arturo Vidal After Copa America

As the top European leagues reach their completion at the end of May, the summer transfer window is only just beginning to open. According to Independent and the Mirror, Arsenal look to be hot on the trail of Juventus playmaker Arturo Vidal. Arsene Wenger will make a bid of around the £25 million range for the midfielder.

The 28-year-old Chilean began his club career at Chilean powerhouse Colo-­Colo. He put in some good performances for the side and was instrumental to the team winning three Chilean Primera Division championships. In 2007, he had a fantastic season while on international duty. He was the second top scorer in the South American U­20 Championship with six goals. He added another two goals in the U­20 World Cup. During the summer of 2007, many European teams were keen to sign Vidal after his showing the World Cup, but it was Bayer Leverkusen who ultimately won the race for his services.

Vidal spent four seasons with the Bundesliga side. He became one of the most sought out players in Europe after an 11-assist season in 2010/­11. Vidal signed for Juventus that summer, and he has not looked back. He became an integral part of the Juve midfield and helped lead them to four straight Serie A championships, two Italian Super Cups, and one Italian Cup. On June 6, Vidal will be hoping to play a part in winning the most important club competition in the world, the Champions League.

Overall, Vidal is a very versatile midfielder. He is accurate with both short and long passes, and he is also renowned for his aerial ability. A true box to box midfielder, Vidal is also known for his pace and his work at the defensive end. The question is: could he be the one who helps make Arsenal a true title contender?