Barcelona agree Vidal switch in ’30-million-euro deal’
BARCELONA - Agence France-Presse
Orta saha: Arturo Vidal
"The agreement is for the next three seasons and is pending the medical examination that the player will undertake over the course of the next few days.
"FC Barcelona will shortly inform everyone about the arrival of the player and the agenda of the presentation ceremony."
Vidal will reportedly earn around nine million euros per season with the Spanish giants.
His arrival will make up for the surprise departure of Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, who Barcelona loaned to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
Temperamental on and off the pitch, Vidal’s last season with Bayern was marked by injuries, including one to his knee which he picked up during training and which forced him to undergo surgery in April.
German champions Bayern have been keen to trim their star-studded squad.
Having signed Germany international Leon Goretzka, 23, on a free transfer from Schalke, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said earlier this week that they had too many midfielders.