​Barcelona have confirmed the signing of midfielder Arturo Vidal from ​Bayern Munich for a fee believed to be around £27m.


The 31-year-old has signed a three-year deal at Camp Nou, with his move to the Catalan giants ending his highly successful three year stay in the ​Bundesliga.

A statement confirming the deal on Barcelona's official website said:


"Agreement with Bayern Munich for the transfer of Arturo Vidal. The agreement is for the next three seasons and is pending a medical examination.


"FC Barcelona will shortly inform everyone about the arrival of the player and the agenda of the presentation ceremony. 

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RB Leipzig v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga

Vidal's move to Barça comes as somewhat of a surprise, with the Chilean international having been strongly linked with a move to Inter in recent weeks. 


​The Nerazzurri's signing of Radja Nainggolan, along with their apparent interest in ​Real Madrid star Luka Modrić, is believed to have held up the deal though, allowing the ​La Liga champions to swoop in and bring Vidal to Spain instead.


Vidal has accrued quite the trophy collection during his career so far, collecting three Bundesliga crowns in a row with Bayern, in addition to four consecutive ​Serie A titles with ​Juventus. Astonishingly, those title wins have all occurred during the past seven seasons, with the Chilean no doubt confident that he will add to his trophy haul with Barça.

FC Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga

Despite his accomplishments, Vidal is likely to face stiff competition for places in Barça's midfield, with Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and new signing Arthur also vying for a place in Ernesto Valverde's starting XI.