Louis van Gaal has spoken of his admiration for Arturo Vidal, and admitted the Chile and Juventus midfielder is a player he ‘always wanted to buy’.
The 27-year-old is on the wishlist of a number of clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea, and it seems Manchester United are ready to join the race.
Van Gaal tried to sign Vidal while at Bayer Leverkusen but he opted for Juventus instead.
“Chile have very dangerous players,” he said, as reported by ESPN.
“I always wanted to buy Vidal when he was at Bayer Leverkusen but he went to Juventus.
“I like a lot of Chile players and they always play an attacking style.
“It will be difficult for the Netherlands but we have confidence in the three games we have to play.”