The Importance of Vidal

Juventus will forever argue that Arturo Vidal was never on the market.

A player who has injured his knee, was forced to play the World Cup despite having not fully recovered and was sitting on the bench for friendlies with an ice pack -- is he really a midfielder a team ought to splash the cash on and was Manchester United's interest ever real?

To the naysayers, there will always be an excuse as to why Juve's machine in midfield is not a man worth much over 40 million euros. For one thing, he's 27 and won't have much resale value. Defined by his energy and willingness to run incessantly, he possesses qualities that age sadly destroys, while the knee injury remains a cause for concern, both on a sporting and psychological level. Will he really recover fully?

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