Arturo Vidal has been in the news since the end of last season, and despite the summer transfer window closing and Manchester United unable to secure his signature, the Juventus midfielder continues to hit the headlines.
The 27-year-old struggled with a knee injury during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and for much of pre-season. The former Bayer Leverkusen star eventually recovered and started Juve’s opening Serie A game of the 2014-15 campaign against Chievo in Verona last weekend.
Vidal is currently on international duty with Chile in the USA where the South American nation will play friendly matches against Mexico and Haiti (click here to read more).
It was recently reported that the Juventus star has aggravated his knee injury and was forced to pull out of a routine training session.
New United manager Louis van Gaal was reportedly concerned about Vidal’s knee problems and, if certain reports are to be believed, did not push the club to sign him because of that.
And with reports coming out of the USA that Vidal has suffered the problem again, the Dutchman’s decision seems to be vindicated.
However, Vidal has now publicly discredited those reports claiming that he has suffered another knee problem in the USA. The former Colo-Colo star took to social networking site Twitter on Friday to post the message: ‘My knee is perfect. Please stop inventing and be well informed’.
Mi rodilla está perfecta. Por favor dejen de inventar. Informen bien. Vamos Chile! pic.twitter.com/rLKYJRE7zS— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) September 5, 2014
That should put an end to reports about Vidal’s knee problems. Or will it...?