3rd August, 2018
If you thought that F.C. Barcelona was done in this pre-season’s transfer market, you must be seriously mistaken as the club has gone on to ruffle some more feathers after the infamous “Malcom Hijack” episode.
For a start, the Spanish soccer giants have virtually concluded the signing of Arturo Vidal after reportedly reaching an agreement with Bayern Munich.
According to reliable sources in the Spanish media, both clubs have agreed on a fee of around €30m (£26.7m) and the player is understood to have also reached a verbal agreement with Barcelona.
This is despite the fact that top European clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea have been on Arturo’s trail in recent months.
F.C. Barcelona came into the picture just about a week back and have already seemingly reached a positive outcome with both player and club.
The player is expected to go to the Nou Camp for his medicals in the next few days.
The Paul Pogba Angle.
F.C. Barcelona has also emerged as a surprise suitor for the services of Paul Pogba.
The club is planning to hand the Manchester United player Andres Iniesta’s old shirt number if he agrees to come to F.C. Barcelona. That is how serious the club is in its quest to lure the France international from ManU.
Observers however believe that such a switch may only work out in the next transfer window since the new season in England is just a few days away.
Paul Pogba as far as the Barca Management is concerned, is the one player that can effectively replace Andres Iniesta in the team because of his ability to organise play from the midfield and control the tempo of the game as he clearly showed for his country, France in the just concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup Competition in Russia.
The question now on most people’s lips is
“Will Manchester United allow one of their very best assets leave the club so easily?”