Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal has denied suggestions that the arrival of Arturo Vidal is a sign that the club’s philosophy is changing.
Vidal was unveiled on Monday after joining Bayern Munich on a three-year deal, for a reported transfer fee of €30million.
Abidal was asked if he felt Barcelona’s philosophy had changed since the days he was playing at the club alongside the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta, but disagreed.
“In that era there were other players, too,” said the Frenchman, who enjoyed a six-year spell at Barcelona. “I believe we need to adapt to the squad we have right now.”
See what else the former Barca left-back had to say in our video below.
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