Arturo Vidal can’t seem to make up his mind whether or not he is happy at Barcelona.
He’s made the headlines recently with a few of his social media posts which have not gone down too well with Barcelona director Pep Segura.
The Chile international joined Barca in a deal thought to be worth €20 million in August after a successful spell in Germany with Bayern Munich, but things have not gone to plan in La Liga.
Only two of Vidal’s six league appearances have been from the start, while he drew attention to himself by posting an angry emoji on his Instagram story after Barca’s 4-2 Champions League win at Tottenham, a match in which he featured as a late substitute.
He then posted – and deleted – a message saying “don’t fight with those who are like Judas, they will hang themselves” after being an unused substitute in Sunday’s draw away to Valencia, though he insisted it was nothing to do with football.
Vidal has since jetted off to join up with his Chile team-mates and seems to have had a change of heart on the way.
“I’m happy and I know that beautiful moments will come which I will enjoy, and do what I know how to do,” he said, according to Marca.
Segura says understands Vidal’s frustration comes from a desire to do well for the club, but he thinks the 31-year-old should show greater professionalism.
“In general, the situation with Vidal is very clear,” Segura told Sport. “Firstly, with his protests, it’s a clear demonstration that he wants to play for and serve Barcelona, contributing to winning everything, as he said when he was presented.
“The negative part is he doesn’t have the delicate touch that a professional should have, out of respect for his coach and his team-mates.
“In a club as big as Barca, with the great professionals here, Vidal knows he has done wrong, that he lacked respect for his team-mates and I’m sure he will correct that.”