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Barca Coach: Why I Wanted Vidal

Barca Coach: Why I Wanted Vidal

By SL International - Aug 05, 2018 12:30 PM

FC Barcelona have been linked with a number of midfielders in this transfer, but coach Ernesto Valverde has opened up on why the Catalan giants went for Arturo Vidal.

Read: Official: Barca Announce Fourth Signing

The LaLiga champions recently confirmed they had reached agreement to sign the Chilean midfielder from Bayern Munich.

Barca had been linked with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot, Ajax Amsterdam youngster Frenkie De Jong, Valencia's Dani Parejo and France World Cup winner Steven Nzonzi.

However, the club have opted for Vidal, who was previously a target for Inter Milan and Valverde feels the midfielder has a lot of experience and energy, which was lost after the departure of Paulinho,

"He's a player who we hope will bring energy to the midfield," Valverde was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

"He has a lot of experience and has played a lot of games on all the teams he has appeared with. He's accustomed to playing in big matches.

"He has a lot of presence on the field and I think that will be very good for us

"Like Paulinho, he's a player who's a little bit different than the ones we have and we think he will be able to adapt well," Valverde said.

"He's a warrior. Our team has space for many different types of players.

"Last year there was a little bit of controversy when Paulinho came, and before he even played a single minute. Then people saw that he worked out really well."

Read: Official: Barca's Fourth Departure Confirmed

Do you think Vidal is a good signing for Barca? Let us know in the comment section below.



Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Aug 06, 2018 08:04 AM
The only player Barca should have bought is Eden Hazard, that boy can replace Andre Iniesta very well, anyway great signing this boy is always visible on the field and I'm he will give problems to my team
Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Aug 05, 2018 06:13 PM
I still wonder why Paulinho was actually bought only to be let go a season on, Valverde likes buying old players when we have a pool of youngsters ready to be given chances and motivated to perform well. I still think Valverde is not the manager Barça needs but what do I know?
2HOMZA1 Joined: 12 Sep 2013
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2HOMZA1 Aug 05, 2018 04:23 PM
He's a warrior and we miss him at Juve

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