Former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez has stated that Juventus should not allow midfielder Arturo Vidal to join the Red Devils. United have been linked with a move for the Chilean midfielder throughout the summer. They are expected to come in with a £ 45 million offer for the 27-year-old. This would be hard to resist for Juventus, who may be Italian champions for three years in a row but do not have the finances to compete against top clubs from Europe. Real Madrid have also been linked with an offer for the midfielder, but they are understood to have withdrawn their interest.
Chile’s national team manager Sampaoli recently said that United manager Louis van Gaal was reportedly concerned about the knee injuries suffered by Vidal in the last few years. However, it is widely expected that a move will be finalised before the end of the window. Tevez, who moved to Juventus in a £ 10 million deal from Manchester City in 2013, says that the presence of Vidal is extremely important to the club’s Champions League ambitions. After being immensely successful once again in the domestic competitions, Juventus’ main ambition now is to lift the Champions League title.
The clubs last success the competition came in 1996. Since then, they have not lifted any major European title. Last season, they were knocked out of the group stages of the Champions League.
“Vidal’s phenomenal and a real champion. I hope he stays here because we can’t afford to let our champions leave. I’m delighted with Evra’s arrival – he’s a great friend of mine. Let’s now wait and see when we have our full squad what objectives we can set ourselves this season in Serie A and the Champions League,” said the Argentine striker about Vidal and the arrival of Patrice Evra.