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Report: Arturo Vidal is close to agreeing to his contract extension

Marco Luzzani

It's been widely assumed that Arturo Vidal is going to sign a contract extension with Juventus sooner or later this season. We don't know the exact date of when everything will go down. We don't know how long it was going to take to negotiate the finer details of the contract, but it's not like Vidal was going to up and demand a move if he

Basically, there's a spoken agreement that a deal will be signed whenever it does get written down on paper. Think of it as a high school athlete committing to a college before he or she is able to sign officially their scholarship.

But now we may be getting closer to signing day. From Football Italia:

Juventus will reportedly meet with the agent of Arturo Vidal on Friday to wrap up talks regarding a contract extension.

The 26-year-old, currently tied to the Turin giants until June 2016, should put pen to paper on fresh terms until 2018.

Tuttosport claims Juve director general Beppe Marotta has an appointment with Fernando Felicevich later today to finalise details.

Vidal, signed in 2011 from Bayer Leverkusen, will net around €3.5m a season.

I've seen a few different figures thrown out there, so it's a possibility that the €3.5 million salary figure thrown out there in the above snippet may end up being different. But the fact remains that Juventus and Vidal's agent are getting only that much more closer to keeping the Chilean midfielder around for as long as we all want him.

Or they can just pay him all the money. I don't think I'd be opposed to that. So go ahead, Beppe, give him the war chest full of gold coins.

Enough of the rumors of mega-bids from some of the other European giants. King Arturo isn't going anywhere.


I guess I'm not the only one who approves of that previous sentence.