The Summer transfer window has been over for quite a bit now, but that doesn’t mean the rumor mill will stop turning.
Inter Milan reportedly launched a £44 million bid this past window for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, which eventually got rejected by the German champions. The newest rumor to come out of the papers is that Inter Milan are not done chasing Vidal yet.
Several sources including Sports Illustrated claim that ex-manager Carlo Ancelotti’s departure from Munich has now opened the doors for Vidal to head out in January.
Things have been a bit confusing for Bayern to start off this campaign. There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that they finish near or at the top of the Bundesliga table. The problem lies within the Champions League, especially after Munich’s 3-0 loss to the likes of Neymar and PSG.
Apparently the board of Bayern felt things needed to change quickly if they want a shot at winning Champions League. Ancelotti was let go from Bayern just a day after their loss to Paris.
As of right now, Vidal doesn’t look unhappy at Bayern. But according to other sources, Vidal has “given the green light” to the board of Inter to try and lure him in the next window. This of course depends on Bayern’s willingness to let him go, which seems unlikely after Renato Sanches’ loan to Swansea City.
Will Vidal fit with Inter?
Vidal is no stranger to the Serie A. He’s won the Serie A crown four times with Juventus between 2011 and 2015. It has been no different with Bayern Munich. Vidal has claimed the Bundesliga title twice in two seasons since his arrival from Juventus.
It’s no secret that Vidal has the experience to win championships. He’s been a key piece in Bayern’s midfield for the past couple seasons, most notably for his tackling abilities. He’s scored 44 goals combined in Serie A and Bundesliga competition.
He could help in the midfield, but maybe Inter should think twice before going after Vidal. It’s going to be very hard to persuade Bayern to let go after Vidal especially after losing Sanches and Philipp Lahm, who did play a central defensive role with Bayern at some times.
Plus, Vidal is 30 years of age. We could see signs of slowing down sooner rather than later. I’d prefer not to see those signs if he’s wearing a Internazionale shirt.
Inter’s midfield do have their moments within matches, but I think the emergence of players such as Joao Mario can help with the need for creativity. If the board does decide to buy at midfield, then I’m sure there’s much younger options out there.