Arturo Vidal is set to leave Bayern Munich this summer and his comments suggest Liverpool could be one of the clubs he would be interested in joining this summer.
Available for around £30 million as Bayern Munich look to overhaul their squad as Niko Kovač arrives from Eintracht Frankfurt to take over from interim boss Jupp Heynckes, Vidal is looking to challenge for “important things.”
Jerome Boateng is also said to be available for approximately £40 million and Liverpool are reportedly one of the teams interested in signing the 29-year-old as a “the ideal partner for Virgil van Dijk.”
Vidal has spoken candidly about what he wants at the next club he moves to and after a fantastic European campaign in the 2017/18 season, Liverpool would be a good fit for the combative Chilean.
Speaking on his future, Vidal said: “At this moment everyone knows that I have one year left with Bayern. I am very calm, I know what I am worth, I know when I have to play important matches who I am and that is why there are so many offers when the market opens.
“This time I’m going to take it easy, my representative Fernando Felicevich is attentive to everything. I will try to rest and recover [from injury] in the best way to…be one hundred percent.
“If I change my team it’s going to be for the better, to fight for the Champions League, win titles, fight for important things.”
Although Liverpool fell at the last hurdle in Kiev, there is no doubting that the Reds are back up there with Europe’s elite and this will be appealing to top players across the continent.
Of course, at 31 years of age, Jürgen Klopp, Michael Edwards and FSG will be cautious not to take a gamble that could backfire. Vidal struggled with injuries during the 2017/18 season and given the high-intensity style of play, the Chilean might struggle.
At £30m, it wouldn’t be the biggest financial risk to take a chance on Vidal but with Fabinho and Naby Keïta on their way to Anfield, it might be wiser to invest that money elsewhere.