Thursday July 21 2011
Vidal ideal for Juve, says Salas

Marcelo Salas has applauded Juventus' swoop of fellow countryman Arturo Vidal. "He's ideal," the former striker noted.

Vidal will become only the second player from Chile to wear the Old Lady's shirt after Salas' injury hit spell in Turin from 2001-2003.

"He reminds me of Matias Almeyda for the ruthlessness which he displays on the pitch," the ex-Lazio hitman noted.

"Vidal is a useful player, he's dynamic and has good technique. He's an incredible stealer of balls.

"I think Arturo is the ideal partner for Andrea Pirlo in midfield.

"There is a lot of talk about Vidal and Juventus in Chile. The Bianconeri are one of the most loved and followed here. A lot of people will be very happy with the move."

The 24-year-old is on his way to Turin after a reported €10.5m fee was agreed with Bayer Leverkusen.

The midfielder, who only had a year left on his deal in Germany, is set to sign a five-year contract with La Signora.