Carlos Tevez has urged Juventus not to sell in-demand midfielder Arturo Vidal to Manchester United.
Vidal has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for several weeks with Louis van Gaal reportedly keen to make the 27-year-old his third major signing of the summer.
Now, Tevez, who scored 19 Premier League goals for United during his two-year stint with the club, has urged his current club to keep hold of Vidal and not let him leave.
“Vidal is phenomenal and a real champion,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I hope he stays because we can’t afford to let our champions leave.”
The latest on the Chilean’s situation is that he is returns from holiday in about a week, whereupon he expected to make a fairly speedy decision on his future.
United fans fell out of love with Tevez following his decision to move to Manchester City in 2009 and it’s no surprise to hear his comments about Vidal, mainly because they’re true but also as he’d be all too happy to help stop United landing their man.
Tevez will be reunited with Patrice Evra following the Frenchman’s move to Turin and the Argentine welcomed the reunion.
“I’m delighted with Evra’s arrival, he’s a great friend of mine,” he said.
“Let’s now wait and see when we have our full squad what objectives we can set ourselves this season in Serie A and the Champions League.”