Arturo Vidal’s negative Leo Messi comments resurface after Barcelona transfer

Barcelona sign Arturo Vidal

One of the more surprising summer transfers has been Arturo Vidal’s move from Bayern Munich to Barcelona.

On Friday the Catalans announced they had reached an agreement to sign the midfielder from Bayern with a deal worth a reported 20 million euros.

Having turned 31 earlier this year, Bayern were keen to offload Vidal who was also struggling to break into their starting line-up.

Will Vidal prove a success at the Camp Nou?

Some fear Vidal may not have the legs for Barcelona, literally, due to his previous knee problems.

Arturo Vidal vs Leo Messi

Since Barcelona confirmed Vidal’s arrival, many fans are wondering how the Chilean will get on with Leo Messi in the locker room.

Vidal has previously made a series of disparaging comments about Messi.

Back in 2016, Vidal memorably said the following about Barcelona’s icon:

Do I fear Messi or does he fear me? I don’t fear him, but you have to ask him if he was left with fear.

I’ve beaten him in all the finals — and if we were to meet again, we [Chile] would win again. The Argentinians dream about me!

Social media reaction to Vidal’s Barcelona move

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