Ex-Juventus director encourages €50m Arturo Vidal bid to be accepted

by Sam Peoples

Ex-Juventus director Luciano Moggi has encouraged the Serie A champions to accept a €50m bid for Arturo Vidal.

Antonio Conte’s surprise departure point towards either a disagreement of some sorts with the Juventus board, potentially regarding the departure of either Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba, or because he wants to take up the vacant Italy job.

It leaves Juventus in a predicament as the announcement was made only two days after pre-season began, something which points towards a breakdown of some variety, but Moggi believes the club was right.

“This news did surprise me. I tried ringing him, but he didn’t answer the phone,” Moggi told Tuttomercatoweb.

“I don’t know what happened. I am sure he didn’t do it because of another offer. I think he’d always choose Juve first, so it must be painful for him to take this step.

“It could be, but with an offer worth €50m you need to take it and find replacements.

“A club has to look at the balance sheet, as nowadays we see bankrupt clubs all the time and budgets must go hand in hand with sporting requirements.

“How will Juve do without Conte? The King is dead, long live the King. Coaches come and go.

Like Arsenal at the Emirates, Juventus’ recent move to the Stadio Olimpico di Torino has cost them a major setback financially and if Juventus are going to be able to compete in the Champions League, they’ll need to invest in the squad.

Conte is now the hot favourite to take over the Italy job, but Moggi insisted he’d rule that out.

Even at €50m, Vidal would be a great deal for United because of how tailored he is to the role .

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