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Man United and Man City rejected Arturo Vidal before he joined Barcelona

Man United and Man City rejected Arturo Vidal before he joined Barcelona

Barcelona have confirmed that they've reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to take Arturo Vidal off the latter's hands. "Sevilla will pay Barcelona 8.5m euros, plus 2m in variables".

Vidal has agreed a three-year contract with the La Liga champions and will now fly to Barcelona to undergo a medical.

"Aleix Vidal is travelling to Barcelona today with permission from the club to settle his future", a tweet from the Barcelona's official account read.

Given that he nearly guarantees a title triumph - having won the league with Juventus and then Bayern in each of the last seven seasons - will this be a decision that United and City live to regret?

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Barcelona new boy Arturo Vidal was offered to both Manchester City and Manchester United last month, Spanish journalist Jose Alvarez claims.

The 31-year-old Chilean played 124 games for Bayern. "Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added: ".I wish to thank Arturo with all my heart for three fantastic years.

Speaking for the first time as a Barca player, Vidal - who replaces Paulinho after the Brazilian returned to Guangzhou Evergrande - said: "To be honest I am very happy". Vidal also enjoyed success at Juventus where he won four Serie A titles, the Italian Cup and two domestic Supercups after joining the Turin club from Leverkusen in 2011.


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