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Arturo Vidal ‘has a place’ at Barcelona, says Andres Iniesta

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The Barca legend has backed the midfielder

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Andres Iniesta has been talking up Arturo Vidal and says the Chile international midfielder definitely has a place at Barcelona.

There were a few eyebrows raised when Barcelona brought him in from Bayern Munich in summer 2018, but he’s gone on to become an important squad member.

Vidal has weighed in with six La Liga goals this season, despite being a substitute more often than a starter, and Iniesta has been full of praise for the 33-year-old.

“Arturo Vidal is a great player, that’s nothing new. He is a fundamental part of the teams he has played for and the national team. There are many opinions about the style of Barcelona, but a great player like him obviously has a place.

“He covers a lot of ground. He goes forward a lot, tracks back. He links up well and is a very physically strong player. He is very capable of playing for a team like Barcelona. Teams have to look for variability.”

Source | Canal de Futbol de Chile

There’s a bit of uncertainty about Vidal’s future currently. He’s said he’s happy at the club recently, but his contract expires at the end of next season which means he could be sold in the summer.