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Juventus director-general Giuseppe Marotta: This is what we need to do with Arturo Vidal

Arturo Vidal

Juventus director-general Giuseppe Marotta says that Manchester United-linked Arturo Vidal needs to be kept under control.

Arturo Vidal has been hitting the news again this week, and not because of any potential offer from Manchester United in the January transfer window.

The Juventus midfielder was recently involved in an unsavoury incident at a bar in Turin. He stayed out until almost 5.30am and was relegated to the substitute’s bench against AS Roma in the Serie A clash at the weekend.

Since the story emerged, there have been reports that Vidal will be sold by Juventus. The Chile international was strongly linked with a move to United in the summer transfer window, but nothing concrete materialised.

Reports in Italy suggest that Vidal’s bad behaviour has made the Italian champions re-think their stance on the 27-year-old. Juventus have always maintained that they will not sell Vidal, but they will now reportedly consider offers for the former Bayer Leverkusen star.

Whether the Bianconeri do that or not cannot be confirmed at this point in time, but what can be confirmed is that they are going to keep Vidal ‘in check and control him’.

‘Vidal is the classic South American player’, Juventus’s director-general Giuseppe Marotta told Processo del Lunedi, according to Goal.com. ‘Football is full of these types of stories since the days of (Omar) Sivori.

'The South Americans are a little like this. They live in their own way. They have a particular way of enjoying and amusing themselves. We must keep him in check and control him. The €100,000 fine? Maybe it's too little’.

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