Official: Arsenal target signs for Bayern Munich

Ritabrata Banerjee / 20 July 2015

Chilean international midfielder Arturo Vidal has officially joined Bundesliga champions and European giants Bayern Munich for a reported transfer fee of €37m (£25.9m) with a further £2.1m in add-ons. Arturo Vidal was heavily linked with Premier League side Arsenal but the rumours later faded away as the rumours were rubbished by both the parties.

Vidal has agreed to sign a four year contract with Bayern and will receive a wage of £90,000 a week. He had joined Juventus in 2011 from Bayer Leverkusen. With the Turin giants he has won four league titles and also a runner-up medal last season in the UEFA Champions League, when they lost to FC Barcelona in the final.

Bayern Munich have successfully replaced their star midfielder and legend Bastian Schweinsteiger, who left the club this summer to join Premier League giants Manchester United.

The 28-year-old Arturo Vidal is predominantly a box to box midfielder, who can also play as a defensive midfielder. Vidal also has a very good vision for goals.

Arturo Vidal is there second signing of the season after Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa who had joined the Munich side last month.

A tweet from Guardian confirms the news officially:

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