rturo Vidal’s future at Barcelona has prompted much speculation this season with the 33-year-old heading towards the final year of his current contract with the Catalan giants.
Barcelona is yet to offer a contract extension but manager Quique Setien has made it pretty clear he is hoping the Chile international is still at the Camp Nou next season.
Setien was asked about Vidal’s future in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday and was full of praise for his combative midfielder.
“Arturo Vidal is giving us many things. He generates an enthusiasm and a commitment that is unalterable at all times, regardless of how things are going. His effort is commendable. We are lucky to have footballers like that on our team.
“Arturo has a lot of chances to continue, he has a contract right now. But we don’t know, maybe you have to ask him if he wants to continue. Right now he’s part of my plans just like everyone else who has a contract.”
Vidal was in and out of the team before lockdown but had still been a crucial presence when on the pitch, scoring six times for the club. He has featured more regularly since La Liga resumed in June and has played almost every minute of Barcelona’s last four games.