Vidal to 'give everything on the pitch' to win trophies at Barcelona

Arturo Vidal

Barcelona announced Friday that they had reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to sign Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal in a deal reportedly worth 30 million euros ($35 million). "To be honest I am very happy. I am looking forward to starting training with my team-mates, to wearing such a famous shirt, and to doing important things here", Vidal said at the unveiling.

"It is a dream". I hope to fulfil that here. "I have not been able to win one yet", he said.

The 31-year-old former Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus midfielder won the Bundesliga in each of his three seasons with Bavarian giants Bayern but feels Barca is a greater challenge.

Last season he featured in 22 of Bayern's 34 league outings, missing 10 of those matches due to various knocks, most notably a serious knee injury which has kept him out of action since April.

"He is a player with proven experience at high-level teams, and he has good experience in Europe, and he will bring us a lot, with intensity, style and quality", Barcelona Vice President Jordi Mestre told the press during the presentation.

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Vidal and Barcelona share a common goal: to win the Champions League.

"I want to win everything, during the three years I have a contract with Barça I want all the titles".

"I am excited to play with [Lionel] Messi, [Luis] Suarez, Sergio Busquets", he noted.

"He is a player with character, who gives balance on the pitch as well as providing goals and chances", said Abidal, who spent six years as a Barca player, winning four Primera Liga titles and two Champions Leagues.

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