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Arturo Vidal could leave Barcelona: ‘I want to feel important’

Barcelona midfielder hints to a summer exit

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The Chilean has been a massive presence in the Catalans’ midfield against Mallorca in the 4-0 route but the latest reports still suggest Arturo Vidal could leave Barcelona.

The transfer market is just around the corner and with LaLiga now well and truly back, things are slowly but surely heating up across the board. Even though he was excellent in yesterday’s game, Marca report Vidal is on the market and could leave Barcelona.

Of course, the Madrid-based outlet also claim Ivan Rakitić and Arthur Melo are in a similar position and Quique Setién has a lineup headache before every game. Still, we know that Vidal has to feel important and wants to be a big part of the squad if he is to remain in Catalonia.

He said so himself when he spoke to El Periodico (via Goal) just recently, saying: ‘Here I am happy and I have excellent teammates, but I want to feel important. Otherwise, I will have to look for something else to continue my career.’

Of course, this is not the first time we’re seeing reports of his potential departure but with the Chilean reminding everyone how useful he can actually be for Barcelona, maybe the situation is not as straightforward as we all thought.

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