Sometimes as writers, we pose questions to ourselves as some kind of inspiration to get the ball rolling. So when i there first started being rumblings of Arturo Vidal to be handed a no contract with a bigger paycheck, I basically asked myself "Well, what are you waiting for?"
Now, after a month or two of radio silence regarding the matter, I've been having the same thought. "Yo, Juve. Can you just pay the man already or what?" Why am I thinking like this? Well, I'll tell you what prompted these thoughts, via Football Italia:
Arturo Vidal will sign a contract extension with Juventus next month, tying him to the club until 2017.
The Chile international's current deal ends in 2016, but the Bianconeri are keen to keep the midfielder for another four years which will see him reach 30 at the Old Lady.
The 26-year-old will also receive a hefty salary increase. Vidal currently earns €3.7m per season, but is hoping for €4.5m a year.
Juve director Beppe Marotta met with agent Fernando Felicevich yesterday in Milan, but Antonio Conte's side are hoping to agree on €4m per season for the player, plus bonuses.
What do I want Juventus to do? It's pretty damn simple, really.
Pay Arturo Vidal all the money. All...of....it.
See? I told you it was simple.
Vidal is Juventus' best player and only seems to be getting better as he hits the prime of what has already been a damn good career. I don't think that's really anything out of the ordinary there. And with his progression into the 'top player' and 'untouchable' category of standing at Juventus, he should be paid like one. That seems only the right thing to do, doesn't it?
Teams have tried to lure Vidal away from Juventus. We've seen it this summer, we saw it 12 months ago after his first season in Turin. We've heard reports of Juve turning down offers of three or four times the amount of what they paid to bring Vidal to Italy from Bayer Leverkusen two years ago. There have reportedly been approaches from Real Madrid, some from Bayern Munich, and interest from some of the other top European clubs.
But what said contract extension and subsequent high salary would mean is that Vidal receives what he deserves and the price that other teams would even think of paying keeps going higher — and thus keeping them away. There won't be any kind of temptation to even think about leaving. Why? Because Vidal is loved in Turin. He has become one of the biggest symbols of Antonio Conte's Juventus. It's easy to say, but then you watch him play and see how important he really is, you understand why Vidal is a perfect match for this club.
And why he needs to stay as long as humanly possible.
In conclusion: Pay Arturo. There, that it was easy as it could possibly be.