Monday October 8 2012
'I want to stay here forever'

Juventus midifielder Arturo Vidal has claimed that he is happy in Italy, and would be delighted to spend his entire career in Serie A.

The Chile international has quashed rumours linking him with Manchester United and Real Madrid, and has admitted he is probably playing the best football of his career at the moment.

“I've not thought about moving,” he told “I repeat – I am very happy here and if I had to spend my entire careers here, I'd do so gladly.

“Things went well for me in Germany [with Bayer Leverkusen], but now I am playing for one of the world's most historic clubs.

“We have just won the title unbeaten and I am fulfilling both my own expectations, and those of the people who brought me here.

“I was aware when I joined that the team hadn't been getting good results, but I also knew that I was signing for a European giant. When I agreed the move, I did so thinking we could turn things around and fight for championships, and that's how it's turned out.

“It didn't take us long to realise that we were capable of turning things around, though I have to admit, I was surprised that we finished unbeaten.”

He concluded by remarking on whether the Bianconeri can go one better this season, and win the Champions League, as well as defend their Serie A title.

“I think that the players we've brought in make us stronger than we were last season,” he said. “So we're capable of having a good season and having a good Champions League campaign. At a club like Juventus, you have to aim to win every competition.”