The midfielder has found limited time on the pitch since signing for the Catalan club in the summer.
The former Juventus and Bayern Munich man’s recent social media posts had generated plenty of controversy too with the midfielder insinuating his unhappiness at the club.
”How am I going to be happy if I don’t play, and me of all people. I am someone that has always fought, that has been in the best teams in the world, that has won everything and who wants to continue winning at Barcelona,” Vidal had told FourFourTwo recently.
Now, the midfielder has seemingly had a change of heart after joining up the Chile squad for the international break.
“I’m happy and I know that beautiful moments will come which I will enjoy, and do what I know how to do,” Vidal was quoted as saying by MARCA.
Since moving to Barcelona in the summer, Vidal has made a total of six La Liga appearances. Of those six, four have come from the bench.
Vidal will be hoping to see some more game time when Chile take on Peru and Mexico in friendlies over the course of the international break.
The Sport360 Team is in place bringing you the latest Barcelona news on Thursday.
8:55pm – Vidal needs to show a little respect
Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal “lacked respect” for his team-mates by complaining on social media about not playing enough, the club’s sporting director Pep Segura said Thursday.
6:45pm – Moans about Malcom
Summer signing Malcom’s lack of action at Barcelona is “difficult to explain”, according to his agent.
12pm – Samuel Umtiti set to miss El Clasico
Real Madrid may have struggled to score goals of late – but this will be welcome news.
Samuel Umtiti is still nursing a knee injury and the rest of October is looking grim – read the injury update here.
10am – Frenkie de Jong’s frustration
Ajax midfielder has been chewed up and spat out by the transfer rumour mill – and he’s unhappy about it.
Read why a potential move to Barcelona is anything but a dream for the 21-year-old at the moment.
Barcelona have yet to make contact with star left-back Jordi Alba about a new contract.
Alba, 29, has made 259 appearances for Barca since the former youth player was brought back to the club from Valencia in June 2012. He has, however, only got two years remaining on his current deal at Camp Nou.
Speaking to Mundo Deportivo, general manager Pep Segura remained calm about the situation.
He said: “We are very happy with the performance of Jordi Alba,”
“He is a player of ours and we want him to feel at ease in his home.
“This situation of approach about a renewal is coming. There is no doubt about that.”
Alba has won 66 caps for Spain, but was again left out of the squad for this month’s internationals by ex-Barca boss Luis Enrique.