Inter have decided to place Arturo Vidal on the market despite the player spending just a single season in Lombardy. According to SempreInter, the Nerazzurri are looking to cash in on the aging midfielder, who experienced a decent maiden Serie A campaign.
Vidal arrived at the Giuseppe Meazza from Barcelona last summer in a deal worth just €1million in variables. The Chilean’s combative style of play recommended him to Antonio Conte, who was desperate to bring him to Italy.
Indeed, Vidal’s signing was the Italian’s personal request to the Inter hierarchy. Despite having some injury problems, the 33-year-old has had a fair share of game time this term, having recorded 23 appearances in Serie A so far.
However, the former Juventus midfielder has struggled to make an impact, having lost his place in Conte’s set-up since the calendar flipped to 2021.
Vidal’s last appearance for Inter came in a 1-0 home victory over Atalanta in early March. He has not featured for the Nerazzurri since then, missing the last six matches for an alleged injury.
Add-ons included in the Chile international’s move to the Apennines requires Inter to pay Barcelona a bonus for lifting the Serie A title. With Vidal’s contract running out at the end of next season, the newly-crowned Italian champions are looking to make some profit on his departure.
Several clubs from abroad have taken an interest in the ex-Bayer Leverkusen man. Ligue 1 strugglers Olympique Marseille are reportedly front-runners in the race to land Vidal, whose career in Milan is seemingly edging to a close.