Red Devils skipper Vidic announced last week that he would be leaving Old Trafford at the end of the season upon the expiration of his contract, and it appears that Serie A giants Inter are poised to snap up the experienced centre half in the summer.
With rumours of Vidic's impending arrival at the San Siro gathering pace, midfielder Kuzmanovic has spoken of his support for the move. The pair have featured together heavily for the Serbian national team, and having been a team mate of the 32-year-old defender, Kuzmanovic says he would be “very happy” if Vidic joined him in Milan.
"If he comes to Inter I will be very happy, he is a great player, a great centre-back but everyone knows it," said Kuzmanovic.
Speculation from the Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy has today suggested that Inter president Erick Thohir wants to announce the signing of Vidic before the end of this month, with a reported three-year deal agreed, worth around £2.1m a year – or £40,000 per week for the experienced defender.
It's surprising to see Inter offer a three-year deal to Vidic, with his 33rd birthday approaching in October, but negotiations seem to be at an advanced stage after the former Spartak Moscow man reportedly asked for a dossier on all Serie A players and teams as he prepares to start his new life in Italy.
Vidic had a decent game against Arsenal last night, proving that he can still perform at the highest level, but that was mainly a byproduct of Arsenal failing to get in behind the United defence at all. Everything was kept in front of Vidic, who still showed his aerial ability, but looked immobile at times, which makes the three-year contract even more perplexing as his movement skills will only decrease over time.
image: © apasciuto