Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal signed, on Tuesday, his transfer contract from Barcelona to Inter Milan, with a two-year deal with the option to extend for a third year for a million euros, according to what the two teams announced.
Barcelona said in a statement: “Barcelona and Inter Milan have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of Arturo Vidal,” adding, “The Italian team will pay Barcelona one million euros in installments.”
The 33-year-old arrived Sunday evening to Milan and yesterday conducted a routine medical examination in preparation for the completion of his transfer to the coach Antonio Conte’s team, where he will play again under the latter’s leadership after he won the Italian League title 3 times during the Chilean passage of Juventus between 2011 and 2015. “Starting today, Vidal will be in the front line of Nerazzurri, with the same goals always: to fight, give his all, and win. He will be the sixth Chilean player to defend Inter’s colors. The first was Ivan Zamorano, who was also born a fighter,” Inter said on his official website. He was followed by David Pitsaro, Luis Jimenez, Gary Medel, and (current player on the team) Alexis Sanchez. “
The Chilean is out of Barcelona’s accounts, who moved to its ranks in 2018, after the arrival of Dutch coach Ronald Koeman this summer to succeed Quique Setien.
Vidal won league titles in 4 of the five teams that he defended during his professional career, whether he was in his hometown with Colo-Colo, Juventus, Bayern Munich, who played in his ranks between 2015 and 2018, or Barcelona, while he left empty-handed with one team, Bayer. Leverkusen, a German who had his first experience away from his country (2007-2011).