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Arturo Vidal Unveiled As A Barcelona Player

Arturo Vidal has appeared in Barcelona colors for the first time after completing his £27million move from Bayern Munich.

The midfielder, who joined the La Liga champions on Friday, took part in a photo shoot on Sunday as part of his official unveiling at the Nou Camp, where he could be seen posing in club colours.

He was all smiles as he clutched a Barcelona ball and stopped for pictures in front of the club crest in the Nou Camp megastore.

Vidal will also fulfil a full programme of media duties on Monday as part of his presentation as a new Barcelona player.

He is scheduled to sign a contract in the Presidential Suite around 11.30am before an unveiling in the main stand and pictures on the Nou Camp pitch in the afternoon.

And speaking after the session, the 31-year-old signalled his intent to help his new team win trophies in the coming seasons.

‘It is a dream,’ he said. ‘I hope to achieve my objectives. I am here to win all the trophies available and I will give everything on the pitch to achieve this.

‘During the three-year contract, I hope we can win everything we play for. I am excited to play with Messi, Suarez, Sergio Busquets… they are all great players.’

Vidal’s arrival strengthens a Barcelona midfield that has lost Andres Iniesta and Paulinho this summer.

Fellow midfielder Arthur has also joined from Gremio, and the pair will compete for a place alongside stalwarts Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic.