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Vidal to Flamengo; Chilean midfielder leaves Inter for Brazilian giants Flamengo

Il Guerriero joins Brazilian giants Flamengo on a permanent transfer.

Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal has signed a permanentt contract with Brazilian giants Flamengo. Also known as Il Guerriero for his his tough, tenacious, hard-tackling style of play, he leaves former Serie A champions Inter Milan. The deal is subject to a medical due this week, as reported by reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

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Arturo Vidal’s Career So Far

Vidal has had a stellar career so far, playing for the likes of Barcelona and Juventus during his peak years.

His uncle recognised his talent and put him in the youth academy of Chilean team Colo-Colo, where he began his professional career. He came on as a substitute in the first leg of the 2006 Torneo Apetura against arch-rivals Universidad de Chile, which marked his debut for the first team.

Bayer Leverkusen

He attracted a lot of interest in the European leagues with his great performances that year and at the U-20 World Cup, and in the summer of 2007, he signed with German team Bayer Leverkusen. After his debut against Hamburger SV in August 2007, he was a mainstay in their starting XI during his time there. During his last season at Die Werkself, he helped the team to a second place finish in the Bundesliga, and finished the season as their top assister with 11 assists.


In the summer of 2011, he signed a five-year contract with Italian team Juventus. Vidal made his debut at the club by coming on as a substitute for Alessandro del Piero in a 4-1 win against Parma. He turned out to be an integral part of the team that won the Scudetto that year, going undefeated throughout the season. He helped La Vecchia Signora win 4 consecutive league titles during his time there, being voted as their Player of the Year during the 2012/13 season and helping The Old Lady reach the 2015 Champions League Final, where they lost 3-1 to Barcelona.

Arturo Vidal to Flamengo; Chilean midfielder leaves Inter for Flamengo

Bayern Munich

Vidal joined German champions Bayern Munich on a four-year deal in the summer of 2015 for a reported  €37 million plus up to €3 million in bonuses. He also won numerous domestic titles during his time with Die Bayern, in addition to three league championships.

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FC Barcelona

In the summer of 2018, he signed a three-year deal with FC Barcelona, for a fee of 18 million euros, plus 3 million euros in variables. Unlike his time in Italy and Germany, his time at the Blaugrana coincided with the club’s financial turmoil, which resulted in bad performances on the pitch. His last match was the famous 8-2 loss to his former club Bayern in the quarter-finals of the 2019/20 Champions League season.

Inter Milan

The Catalunya club agreed a deal with Inter Milan for the sale of Vidal, for a reported deal of €1 million in the summer of 2020. That year, he assisted Antonio Conte, the manager of Inter at the time, in winning the Scudetto.


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