Arturo Vidal's uncertainty gives Manchester United encouragement

Arturo Vidal

Manchester United transfer target Arturo Vidal can't say for certain he will be at Juventus next season.

Call us cynical, but if a player want to play for a team, then that player should state just that.

If they cannot, then there may be a problem.

Italian newspaper Tuttosport report that alarm bells are ringing in Turin after comments Chilean international Arturo Vidal made after Chile's win over Spain.

Asked about his future, he responded: "If I stay at Juventus? I do not know, I just think about the world and national team, now."

Throwaway comments, of course, but if there was really no doubt in Vidal's mind, he would have said so.

After all, how easy is it to say 'I want to stay at Juventus'?

There will always remain a little doubt thanks to the finances at play, and a decision which can be made over his head, but a simple 'I want to stay at Juventus, unless they want to sell me', would have done it.

You cannot blame Vidal for being unsettled though. Reports continue to suggest Real Madrid and Barcelona have him on their radar, but perhaps the club who really need him the most are Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal has famously stated his regret at not signing the Chilean for Bayern Munich, and may see Vidal's comments as a possible opening to strike.

He will get a chance to assess his current condition first hand when Chile take on the Netherlands next week in a battle for the top of Group B. With the loser likely to face Brazil in the second round, it really is a game worth winning.

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