The news that we have reported two weeks ago this Tuesday has been finalized as the Bavarian giant, Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal for a fee in the region of €40 million.The Bianconeri will receive €37M payable in 2 years + €3M in bonuses from Bayern.

The 28-year-old Vidal in Munich has successfully underwent a medical on Tuesday morning and has signed a four-year deal with the German side. The Chile international was the first Bavarians’ wish after departure of Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United. The versatile midfielder was close to signing for Bayern in 2011 from Bayer Leverkusen which he joined back in 2007 but he opted for Juventus, and now once again his career brought him back to Bundesliga.

In his four year spell in Turin, Vidal won four Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia, while this year he was close of winning and the Champions league but Barcelona were better in the final.

For Bayern’s official website: “I’m very happy. This is a new step in my career and I hope I do well here. I want to help the team and win trophies. It’s a dream come true for me personally.

“I wanted to take another big step forward in my career. I want to keep developing as a player and win important trophies like the Champions League. I think the best opportunity to do so is with Bayern.”

Speaking of Juventus’ last season:

“We weren’t a long way off winning all three competitions last season. I hope we can pull it off with Bayern. That has to be the target.”

Regarding his return to Bundesliga, Vidal said:

“I’m thrilled about playing in the Bundesliga again and obviously hope to win it this time. I didn’t manage it with Leverkusen back then, but with Bayern there’s a very, very good chance.”

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