Vidal tests positive for COVID before World Cup qualifiers

Vidal tests positive for COVID ahead of the World Cup qualifiers. The Chilean footballer was admitted to the hospital for extreme tonsilitis. However, he tested positive for COVID on Monday. His diagnosis would mean that he will miss out on the World Cup qualifier of Chile vs Argentina. Further, there are no cases of the virus in the team. The 34-year-old got the vaccine for the virus on Friday.

Arturo Vidal has another year of contract left with the Nerazzurri but Inter will probably sell him in the summer. Since Suning have to raise around €80 million through player sales. On the other hand, they will also cut 15-20% of the wages. Arturo came to Inter in September 2020. However, he did not have the best year at the club. Conte and Vidal were a part of Juventus together. And Conte has his favorites. Thus, he insisted on getting Vidal to Inter. He made 23 appearances, scoring 1 goal and providing 2 assists in Serie A. Inter paid €1 million for his transfer from Barcelona.

Vidal tests positive for COVID, will miss the WC qualifier

The Chilean started his career in football with a local club Colo-Colo. However, he shifted to Europe after a while and joined Bayer Leverkusen. The club paid €5 million Euro for him at the time. His transfer broke Matias Fernandez’s record transfer fee to Villareal. The 34-year-old is has experience in Serie A, Bundesliga, and La Liga. And he is ready to be a part of a new league. Thus, he is attracting several clubs for a possible transfer this summer. Marseille want to sign Arturo Vidal in the summer and Inter will leap onto the opportunity.

Chile still has 6,000 cases every day and, 29,000 deaths have been recorded out of the 1.3 million active cases. The healthcare system is overwhelmed at the moment. Further, Vidal’s fans would wish for a speedy recovery for the Chilean and so do we.

Ridhi Gaur: Ridhi Gaur is a budding Sportswriter who's making strides into football writing. She's a transfers expert at The Inter Way.
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