Manchester United target Vidal gets a stadium named after him in Chile

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Manchester United transfer target Arturo Vidal has been bestowed a major honour in his homeland.

Arturo Vidal admitted at the weekend he was honoured to be linked with a club of Manchester United's stature, as the Red Devils' rumoured pursuit of his services hots up.

For now however he is back in Chile on a break after his World Cup exploits, and has been given a special recognition of a different kind.

Vidal attended a ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Santiago, where it was announced a new stadium being built in the town of San Joaquin would bear his name.

Chilean newspaper La Tercera report: "The club Rodelindo Roman, the football team where Vidal started, Mayor of San Joaquin, Sergio Echeverria, announced that the stadium that is under construction will be named after the national team player."

It shows the impact the warrior-like midfielder has had on his local community, and still maintains links with the area where he began his football career.

Currently a Juventus player, United are in pursuit of his signature. Whatever he achieves at the Red Devils, a stadium re-naming may be too much to ask, even Sir Alex Ferguson only managed one stand. The best he can hope for is to earn an immortal statue instead.

The paper report that Vidal was asked about his future at the event, but said only that 'Italy' would decide his fate.

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