Done deal: Bayern Munich sign Vidal from Juventus on a four-year contract
On Tuesday at around twenty past three in the afternoon, Arturo Vidal signed a four-year contract with FC Bayern, keeping him in Munich until 2019. The 28-year-old Chile star joins Germany’s most successful club from their Italian counterparts Juventus. Vidal arrived in Munich on Monday to complete the pre-transfer formalities and the obligatory medical. fcbayern.de was present and first in line to interview the new signing.
fcbayern.de: Hello Arturo, a very warm welcome to Munich. How do you feel?
Arturo Vidal: “I’m very happy. This is a new step in my career and I hope I do well here. I want to help the team and win trophies. It’s a dream come true for me personally.”
fcbayern.de: Why did you decide to join FC Bayern?
Arturo Vidal: “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.”
fcbayern.de: You came close to winning the treble with Juve last season. What are your targets with Bayern?
Arturo Vidal: “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.”
fcbayern.de: Are you glad to be back in the Bundesliga?
Arturo Vidal: “I’m thrilled about playing in the Bundesliga again and obviously hope to win it this time. I didn’t manage it with Leverkusen back then, but with Bayern there’s a very, very good chance.”