Arturo Vidal Barcelona Feud: Chilean midfielder forces his way out of the Catalan club with a lawsuit, meanwhile holding talks with Inter Milan.
Arturo Vidal‘s relationship with Barcelona has been going downhill ever since the midfielder has been deprived of the minutes under the present manager Ernesto Valverde but the things have worsened after Vidal’s representatives alleged Barcelona of denying him bonuses.
According to a report by the Forbes, the midfield warhorse has lodged a lawsuit of around $2.7mn against his current employers over unpaid bonuses, in the belief that he was due $4.5 million in total.
“I’m not in charge of that – that’s why I have my agent, [and] my lawyer, who takes care of the awards and stuff,” the double-Copa America winner has already told ADN in relation to the matter. “It seems unfair to me if money is missing, but it is an issue that is alien to what we are experiencing today,” he added.
Again probed on his future, Vidal stressed: “It’s a subject I said when I arrived [on holiday in Chile] that I’ll talk about when I’m there [back in Barcelona]. I’m on holiday and I just want to talk about what’s going on here,” he concluded.
Though Vidal presses that he has no contribution n the alleged action, but it is hard to believe that the Chilean midfielder wasn’t consulted by his representatives whether to take any action or not.
Whereas Barcelona is reportedly surprised by the lawsuit lodged on December 5, while also of the belief that he is not due any further bonuses due to having not played enough games in 2018/2019.
On the other hand, Inter Milan has shown keen interest in Vidal, as their manager, Antonio Conte looks to reunite with his key midfielder in Juventus, ahead of his dream to capture Serie A for the Nerazurris this season.
Last night Tuttosport reported that Inter Milan offered $13.4 million for Vidal in anticipation of the transfer window opening on January 1.