Cologne - In Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Eduardo Vargas, the Bundesliga has this season acquired three stars fresh from helping Chile to victory at the Copa America.

Vidal, captain of the newly-crowned South American champions, swapped current Serie A top dogs Juventus FC for their German counterparts, FC Bayern München. Aranguiz was snapped up by Bayer 04 Leverkusen, only to promptly rupture his Achilles tendon in training. The 26-year-old midfielder is now unlikely to make his competitive debut for the Werkself before March 2016.

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Last of the Chilean trio to arrive was Vargas, signed by 1899 Hoffenheim from SSC Napoli a week before the close of the transfer window. The 25-year-old attacking all-rounder was four-goal top scorer at the Copa América and, like Vidal and and Aranguiz, a key player for La Roja as they won the prestigious and long-established tournament for the first time, beating Argentina on penalties in the final on home turf.

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Rodriguez to join too?

Alongside the newcomers, the Bundesliga is also home to another three current Chile internationals who also lifted the continental title in July: Hannover 96's Stockholm-born left-back Miiko Albornoz, Hamburger SV relegation play-off hero Marcelo Diaz and 1. FSV Mainz 05 defensive all-rounder Gonzalo Jara.

Their ranks could shortly be further swelled by VfL Wolfsburg's Francisco Rodriguez. The 19-year-old attacking talent has played for Switzerland U-21s but, unlike his elder brother and Wolf pack leader Ricardo, has yet to commit himself at full international level – and the Chilean FA is pursuing him with no little intent.