Manchester United long-term target Arturo Vidal reveals plans to return to Colo Colo

Arturo Vidal Chile

The Juventus midfielder wants to return to his former club before he finishes his career.

Manchester United got plenty of their reported targets in the summer but also missed out on some. One such player was Arturo Vidal of Juventus.

The Chilean was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, with a reported fee of £34 million being suggested by The Mirror in June.

United were reportedly looking for some extra dynamism in the heart of their midfield this campaign, with Vidal the perfect option to complete such a role.

But a deal never came off. Juventus didn't want to sell, the player didn't want to leave and worries over his knee injury put United off.

Now the Chilean has been discussing his future.

He has admitted that he will not finish his career at Juventus, but before United fans jump for joy, this was not a statement of intent over an Old Trafford switch. Rather, he wants to play for Colo Colo.

He is quoted by Football Italia as telling Chilean radio:

“One day I’d love to return to Colo Colo [in Chile] to try and win the [Copa] Libertadores.

"You have to take things step-by-step though. I’ll be 28 soon, but I still have a lot to do.”

Colo Colo are one of Chile's premier clubs and Vidal played for the club from 2005 until 2007, when he was snapped up by Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.

He turns 28 this year, perhaps giving him seven years left in the game. Plenty of time to squeeze in United before heading back to Chile.

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