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Reports: Barcelona star's agent in talks to join Liverpool and Manchester clubs

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Modified 17 Jan 2018, 19:14 IST
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What's the rumour?

Barcelona right-back Aleix Vidal has struggled for regular playing time this season and now latest reports in Estadio Deportivo claim that the player's agent is in talks with clubs in Liverpool and Manchester over a move in the January transfer window.

The same report also goes on to claim that the player plans to leave the club in January. Vidal has made only 7 starts in all competitions so far and he could be on the lookout for a new club for regular playing time.

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Aleix Vidal's career has not really taken off at Barcelona

Having suffered a serious injury last season, Vidal finally made a recovery this season. However, the arrival of Nelson Semedo and the form of Sergi Roberto has seen him struggle to break into the star-studded Barcelona side.

While the report claims that clubs from Liverpool and Manchester are in talks to sign the Barcelona star, it does not specify who among Liverpool, Everton, Manchester United, and Manchester City are interested.

The heart of the matter

Bursting into prominence at Sevilla with his quality performances in the 2014/15 season, Aleix Vidal made a name for himself as an excellent attacking full-back. Having made only 41 appearances in the entirety of his Barcelona career, a move away from the Camp Nou would make perfect sense for the 28-year-old.

With Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto looking reliable at right-back, opportunities seem hard to come by for Vidal and a potential move to the Premier League could be a perfect tonic to reinvigorate his faltering career.

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Rumour rating/probability

7/10

With Aleix Vidal reportedly looking for regular playing time, a move away from Barcelona looks like a distinct possibility. A move to the Premier League for Aleix Vidal could do wonders for his career and there is a good chance that the move could come to fruition in the January transfer window.

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Aleix Vidal when fit can prove to be quite a valuable addition to any team in Europe.

Author's take

Aleix Vidal has been dogged by form and fitness concerns at Barcelona and it looks like the perfect time to exit Camp Nou and look for a new adventure. Still only 28, Vidal's pace and attacking ability could be perfectly suited to the dynamic style of play in the Premier League.

Published 17 Jan 2018, 19:14 IST
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