Barca plan revealed: Arturo Vidal now, De Jong next summer
- Barcelona continue to modify their midfield
- With Rabiot transfer failing, the Catalans decided to switch their attention to Vidal
- The Chilean is a solid plan for the present, while Barca target for the future is de Jong
According to the Catalan-based news outlet Sport, the reason Barca is signing Arturo Vidal is that they want an option for their midfield who can perform right now, in a short-term perspective.
Their long-term plan meanwhile is Frenkie de Jong. Barca board are convinced that the Ajax man will wear Barca colours at some point, with the transfer more or less agreed with de Jong for the next summer.
Barca don't want to spoil the relationship with Ajax and force the deal already this summer. This makes Vidal the option for the 2018/19 season. The Catalans are willing to give Ajax the 50m euros they were offering this summer.
Vidal's move can be completed already today, as Vidal has left Bayern Munich's training base in the United States after completing this morining's training session.
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