Almost out of nowhere, Twitter is awash with rumours that Arsenal have poached a top Manchester United target and worldclass midfielder.
Arturo Vidal is a Gunner according to Twitter and several newspapers this morning. Of course during the transfer window, lots of these rumours spread with everyone always saying the deal is done. Except this time there could be some weight to those words.
Hernan Feler, a journalist in Chile was on of the first to break the Alexis Sanchez deal last year. He was on Chilean radio this weekend, claiming the deal was done and has been for quite some time. According to Feler, Vidal and Wenger had a verbal agreement months ago and the deal will be announced after the Copa America.
Another source that broke the Sanchez deal last year is actor and Arsenal fan Martin Kemp. It appears Kemp has some sources in the club as he confirmed the Sanchez deal before the club did and today he’s now confirmed the Vidal deal.
Vidal coming to Arsenal….. Made my day!!!
— Martin Kemp (@realmartinkemp) June 28, 2015
The Independent are reporting the deal is for £21 million, which would be a bargain for a player of that stature. Unsurprisingly Alexis Sanchez is being credited with convincing his international team mate to join him in London.
With the deal not due to be announced till after the Copa America, Arsenal fans are going to be on tenterhooks for quite some time!