Arturo Vidal has left FC Barcelona. The Chilean exchanges the club of trainer Ronald Koeman for Internazionale, where he signed a two-year contract on Tuesday.
33-year-old Vidal was one of the players who was allowed to leave to make room at Barcelona financially, although the club only gets 1 million euros for the midfielder. The transfer of the 115-fold international does create space in the salary house.
Vidal is the second appealing player to leave Barcelona since Koeman’s appointment in August. The Catalan club already let Ivan Rakitic go to Seville and Arthur Melo already signed with Juventus before the arrival of the Dutch trainer.
Nélson Semedo, who is linked to Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Luis Suárez are also expected to leave soon. The veteran Uruguayan would be close to a transfer to Atlético Madrid, having previously appeared on his way to Juventus.
Vidal played for Barcelona for two years, which took him over from Bayern Munich for 18 million euros. He played 66 La Liga matches for the 26-time national champion in which he scored eleven times. Internazionale will be Vidal’s second club in Italy, after being under contract with Juventus from 2011 to 2015.