Jupp Heynckes has assured Arturo Vidal that he will keep his place in Bayern Munich's side while he is in charge at the Allianz Arena.
Heynckes, who is currently in interim charge at Bayern until the season following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti in September, appears to have a different opinion on Vidal, as he told German publication Kicker:
"Arturo is a guaranteed starter for me. He doesn't need to worry about his place. He is a class player who we need in the big games."
Vidal has scored 6 goals in seventeen Bundesliga appearances this season, his best return in Germany since he joined Bayern from Juventus in July 2015 for a fee of €37m.
Bayern currently sit 16 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, and if they go on to convert that into the title, it will be Vidal's seventh consecutive national title across his time with both Juventus and Bayern.
Goretzka's arrival at Bayern next season does not mean Arturo Vidal will leave Bayern, according to Jupp Heynckes.— Bayern mania (@Bayern_mania) January 26, 2018
Jupp: "He has a contract until 2019. For me he is a fundamental player in our team. The player has to decide if he wants to stay here, and the club too." pic.twitter.com/wqvasfL2xV
Though Vidal looks set to enjoy another successful club season, his international exploits have been less satisfying in recent years, after a final day defeat to Brazil in November meant that his Chile side missed out on qualification for this summer's World Cup in Russia.