Barcelona reach agreement with Bayern to sign Vidal


FC Barcelona and Sevilla have both confirmed that they have reached an agreement on Aleix Vidal.

The Spanish defender was deemed surplus to requirements after failing to stake a claim in the side under Ernesto Valverde.

FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Aleix Vidal. "Sevilla will pay Barcelona 8.5m euros, plus 2m in variables".

Franck Ribery has paid tribute to "warrior" Arturo Vidal after the midfielder sealed a surprise £27million move to Barcelona from Bayern Munich.

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He leaves Camp Nou having won two La Liga titles and three Copa del Rey crowns.

The 31-year-old, who was earlier associated with German football club Bayern Munich, signed a three-year contract with Barcelona and is now all set to join the club following a medical in coming days. As well as his three Bundesliga titles he also helped the German giants win the DFB-Pokal in 2016 and the German Super Cup twice.

The Chilean footballer became Barcelona's fourth major signing after they roped in Brazillian strikers Malcom and Arthur Melo, along with French footballer Clement Lenglet. "He always led from the front in important matches, and we could always rely on him". "Arturo made a significant contribution to the great successes we enjoyed in this time".