Arturo Vidal will be unveiled as a Barcelona player later today having agreed personal terms on a £27million transfer, according to Spanish journalist Gerard Romero.
The Chilean midfielder had been linked to numerous clubs over the last few weeks, including Inter Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United, but after three years at Bayern Munich he has made the switch to Spain.
Barcelona are looking to strengthen their midfield following the departures of Andres Iniesta and Paulinho to Japan and China respectively, and Vidal is a great addition to their squad. Despite a knee injury towards the end of last season, he made more tackles per game than any other player in the Bundesliga.
Furthermore, the 31-year-old has been on a title-winning team for the last seven years in succession having player for Bayern Munich and Juventus.
Vidal isn't your archetypal Barca midfielder, with the Spanish side notorious for quick passing and technical ability in the centre of the park, but the dynamic midfielder is notorious for his tenacity, forward-thinking approach and goal-scoring talents too, so would seem like an ideal replacement for Paulinho.
Rafael Hernandez of Grup14 gave of ringing endorsement of the player and his move to Barcelona:-
"He's excellent and a player that Guardiola himself once signed, not to be underestimated."