Arturo Vidal was officially presented as a FC Barcelona player on Monday afternoon, accompanied by the club's sporting vicepresident Jordi Mestre and Technical Secretary Èric Abidal.

Speaking in his first press conference, the Chilean expressed that he is "very happy to be joining Barça, the best team in the world." He added that he hopes to "help the coach to get the side working in the best possible way."

“I hope to help Messi and the team to overcome every challenge"

The new signing explained that he feels in good shape physically and has had the time necessary to recover from any previous issues. He has already undertaken a month of preseason training sessions with his former club.

“I've come here to bring a lot of energy onto the pitch,” said Vidal, who acknowledged that he has some unfinished business in the Champions League to attend to at Barça.

"Joining Barça is a step up for me. I will work hard to bring joy to the FC Barcelona fans," he concluded.

Talking about the latest arrival at the Camp Nou, Abidal said that Vidal is “a player with character, who gives balance on the pitch as well as providing goals and chances."

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