According to ever reliable @moillorens , Barcelona fears an offensive by Inter Milan for buying Arturo Vidal in January despite the fact that Ernesto Valverde and the Barcelona squad consider the Chilean an “essential” player.
Solvent sources assured @ESPNFC that the Italians will take advantage of Barcelona’s visit next week to Milan to play the last day of the group stage and put the issue on the table, something they already did in the month of October, this Once in Barcelona.
Vidal arrived two seasons ago from Bayern. It was not announced how much Barcelona paid, but it is estimated that it was over 25 million. Now, knowledgeable sources of the situation speak of the Inter could offer 18 million euros, given the interest that Conte has in Vidal.
Valverde would like Vidal to stay
Valverde believes that Vidal is a “different” footballer to those he has in the squad. Furthermore, in the locker room they see the Chilean as one of the leaders of the group, being key to maintaining harmony in the complicated moments through which the group has passed.
“It has something special that makes the character spread to the rest of the team. He always gives a plus to the squad, both in training and in matches. Together with Piqué and Suárez, they are the team’s natural leaders”. they assure @ESPNFC from inside the Barca dressing room.
For that reason, Valverde does not want the player to leave. Moreover, at the club they intend to do everything possible to retain him. Will Arturo Vidal stay or leave Barcelona? We’ll find out in the next weeks.