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Thursday 8 December 2016

Vidal 'very happy' as he signs four-year contract at Bayern

Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has completed his move to Bayern Munich from Juventus.

The German champions have confirmed that Vidal has signed a four-year contract and the 28-year-old moves for a fee reported to be £26million.

Vidal, who scored 35 goals in 124 Serie A appearances for Juventus, has just returned from winning the Copa America with Chile.

Vidal won the double with Juventus and reached the Champions League final last season and had been linked with possible moves to Manchester United and Arsenal.

He told Bayern's official website: "I'm very happy. This is a new step in my career and I want to help the team and win trophies. It's a dream come true for me personally.

"I wanted to take another big step forward in my career. I want to keep developing as a player and win important trophies like the Champions League. I think the best opportunity to do so is with Bayern.

"We weren't a long way off winning all three competitions last season. I hope we can pull it off with Bayern. That has to be the target."

Vidal has previously played in the Bundesliga, having been a key figure in Bayer Leverkusen's successes between 2007 and 2011 when they won the German Cup and finished runners-up in the league.

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