The situation of Arturo Vidal in Barcelona is not necessarily easy. The Chilean midfielder must be content with a few entrances or tenure in less important matches. It must be said that for these two relay positions in front of Sergio Busquets, there are a lot of people in Barcelona, with Frenkie de Jong, Arthur Melo and an Ivan Rakitic who found an important place in the workforce after a start to the season where he had disappeared from Ernesto Valverde’s plans.
For weeks now, there has been talk of a winter start, with Inter as the main interested party, while the player has already spoken publicly about his frustration, a consequence of his limited playing time. And the latest information published by ABC, also confirmed by other media such as Cadena COPE, are not going to fix the situation for the former Bayern player. Vidal thus filed a complaint against his club following an amount of 2.4 million euros which would not have been paid by the leaders.
Barça interprets Vidal’s complaint as a means of forcing a departure
It was before the La Liga Commission and the AFE, the association of Spanish footballers, that he presented his complaint. He claims an amount corresponding to bonuses of the season which have not been distributed to him, according to him. Among other things, the player was to receive 2 million euros if he participated in at least 60% of FC Barcelona matches (with at least 45 minutes of playing time in each match). Figures that have not been reached, but the player still wants to receive half of this bonus.
On the Barça side, we consider that we have absolutely nothing to pay at number 22. The Catalan management believes that the player misinterprets the terms of his contract, and that all this is only a maneuver to force a departure. “I don’t manage this, my lawyer is in charge of the bonuses and these things. Yes, it seems unfair to me if this money is not distributed ”, explained the player to the Chilean DNA media. An episode that could therefore mark the end of the Catalan adventure of the player of La Roja …