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Monday July 25 2011
Bayern attack Juve's Vidal

Juventus new boy Arturo Vidal has been slammed by Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge for snubbing the German giants.

The Chilean international had apparently agreed to join Bayern from Bayer Leverkusen, but he instead completed a €10.5m move to the Old Lady on Friday.

"I do not find it sad that Vidal did not come here," the former Inter striker told Kicker. "I would rather not have such players at Bayern Munich.

"If the player had stuck to his word and shown the same character as new signings Manuel Neuer or Jerome Boateng, if he were a man of morals, then he would be here with us today."

The 24-year-old, who only had a year left on his contract at Bayer, had also been linked with Napoli and Roma.

"We wanted him strongly and managed to get his signature," Juve director general Beppe Marotta noted.

"His desire to come here and Bayer Leverkusen's fairness allowed us to conclude a difficult move.

"After he put pen to paper, Vidal seemed like a lad who had just made a dream come true. When he put the jersey on for the first time, he just didn't want to take it off.

"These are little things that mean a lot, such as the fact he turned down clubs that would've allowed him to play in the Champions League.

"We're convinced he can give a great deal to this side and we're proud to have signed him."

Vidal himself noted at the weekend: "Many teams wanted me, but I had no doubts as soon as Juve called."

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