The Chilean midfielder might be a football bad-boy, but the Bayern Munich man is a beast on the pitch and a born winner. Two requirements for Inter

The best medicine to forget a disappointing season is an exciting transfer window. AC Milan are testing this to the full. And many believed this would be the case for their neighbors, Inter, but despite the bleak past season, the Nerazzurri still haven’t bought any new players who can really make a difference. However, the Serie A side would love to bring in Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal and the midfielder would be the perfect fit.

Inter’s main issue last season, together with the lack of reliable full-backs, was in midfield. The likes of Joao Mario, Marcelo Brozovic, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Roberto Gagliardini and Ever Banega (now at Sevilla) had some top-class moments, but also very long-lasting black outs. Inconsistent, to sum it up. Something a top-level midfielder simply cannot afford to be.

To sort things out and rebuild that area of the squad, Inter director Walter Sabatini has signed the expert Borja Valero from Fiorentina and is a step away from doing the same Wirth Matias Vecino, also from the Viola. But evidently, more is needed than just two decent players from an average Serie A side. Instead, a football figure whose presence would literally lift the level of the whole team.

Vidal would be the perfect man for a number of reasons. The Chilean knows Serie A very well, after four seasons at Juventus. He has won a lot – four Scudetto titles in a row – also reaching the Champions League final in 2015.

The Chilean is the prototype of the modern midfielder, combining strength, physicality and power with technique and goalscoring abilities. On top of that there is pace and constant movement. A beast. His only limit has been less than perfect behaviour off the pitch, but overall Vidal is always under control. In terms of quality and mentality, Inter need this.


Vidal is a winner. Nobody in the current Inter squad has won a Serie A title aside from Davide Santon. Joao Miranda has won La Liga with Atletico Madrid. Winning helps to win even more. And Vidal hasn’t stopped doing so since he started. At Bayern he’s been following in the same steps as with the Bianconeri, as well as triumphing in the last two Copa Americas with Chile.

Coach Luciano Spalletti has repeated this many times: “We need the right men, then we can think about their qualities as footballers”. Last season Inter showed good footballing qualities, but lacked the right mentality in crucial moments. The current squad doesn’t need a revolution, just a couple of good additions to make everyone deliver more.


Vidal would be just this. For the footballer it would mean a step back, without the Champions League and with little chance of winning the Italian title. And Bayern have no intention of selling him. But if the Nerazzurri somehow manage to find the right words to convince him, it would really be one of the best buys of recent years, and Inter could start dreaming again of winning Serie A and even more.

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