Tuesday March 18 2014
Vidal: Rumours are nice, but…

Arturo Vidal has insisted that whilst transfer links to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United are nice, he is focused only on his football at Juventus.

The Chilean international recently signed a five-year contract extension with the Old Lady, but continues to be linked with a possible move away.

Considering the matter this week, the midfielder has been asked about the prospect in particular of a reunion with compatriot Alexis Sanchez, currently on the books at Barcelona.

“I’ve no problem with Alexis, we have known each other since we were kids, we were together at Under-20 level and we played together at Colo Colo,” began Vidal to Chilean outlet Las Ultimas Noticias.

“Of course I’d like to play with someone with whom I have shared something, but perhaps it could be for him to come here.

“These things, however, we will see over time.

“I live with my feet on the ground, I try not to think too much about the rumours, otherwise I would go mad. I think it is better to focus on training and getting ready for games at my best.

“Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United? It is nice to hear my name linked to Madrid, Barca or to Manchester United, but I think only about training, the rest we shall see about.

“Now I want to give everything for Juventus, because when one starts to dream, they move too far away from football. I want to stay focused and wear the shirt of Juventus.”

The 26-year-old reflected on his current mindset and personal life.

“My daughter Elisabetta has arrived at a beautiful moment of my life, I am trying to be a present father, even if sometimes I arrive home tired.

“When I stop playing, I think I’ll sleep for a week. For this reason, I think now to taking advantage of every minute and to collect the rewards from my career as a footballer.

“The fans’ support? They know that I am humble. I’m a normal guy who is lucky enough to do what he likes. About me, I cannot say anything but that I do bring my heart and professionalism into the field.”

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