At least once a year, we get to see some big outlet in the Chilean media coming up with a story saying Arturo Vidal could be on his way to the Premier League.
Today, the information comes from La Tercera, who says Tottenham Hotspur will now work to sign the 34-year-old.
The outlet claims that manager Antonio Conte, who worked with Vidal at Inter Milan, has been in touch with the midfielder’s entourage to know about his availability. Now Spurs and him ‘join forces’ to get the signing done.
It’s said the player has his ‘bags ready’ to leave Inter Milan, as the past couple of seasons ‘were not what he expected’ and his decision about moving out is ‘practically taken’.
So as Vidal analyses the options for his future, one of the alternatives that is ‘taking shape’ is the one of Tottenham, where he could fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League.
It’s recalled that it was Antonio Conte who signed him for Juventus from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2011, and then brought him to Inter Milan in 2020 as well.
Now besides the manager, there’s another familiar face at Tottenham, with former Bianconeri director Fabio Paratici in charge of the signings in London.
La Tercera still points out there are other clubs interested in Vidal, including Galatasaray and Olympique Marseille. However, they say the player’s ‘intention’ is to move to England.
Although this may look like some kind of deja-vu rumour, we can’t deny that the relationship between player and manager is indeed something that brings some sense to the story.