Arturo Vidal is back with Bayern Munich and is able to run after missing the final part of the season with a knee injury that required surgery. The return of Vidal comes at a key time during the transfer window as the Chilean international is in the middle of a midfield logjam with Die Roten.
Vidal is a sought after target on the transfer market with many teams looking to land a player with his skill-set, intensity, and high rate of performance. Napoli, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, and the Premier League duo of Manchester United and Chelsea are among the clubs interested in Vidal. Any physical improvement that allows Vidal to participate in full training sessions should spark a bit of a bidding war for the 31-year old.
With many questions circulating about how coach Niko Kovač will handle the overly crowded midfield situation, both Vidal and Bayern Munich will have much to ponder on how and where Vidal fits on the squad and if he would be willing to stay should his role be reduced.
One thing is certain, Bayern cannot enter the new season with nine players (Javi Martinez, Arturo Vidal, Sebastian Rudy, Corentin Tolisso, Leon Goretzka, James Rodriguez, Thomas Müller, Renato Sanches or Thiago Alcantara) competing for three or four spots, depending on how Kovač aligns his starting XI.