The 32-year-old revealed that he would call time on a glittering career at Old Trafford last month, one in which the centre-back picked up five Premier League titles and a Champions League winner’s medal.
All roads appeared to lead towards Milan for the Serbian as Inter were widely tipped as the leaders to land his services, and on Wednesday the Nerazzurri duly announced his signing.
The club declined to disclose the details of Vidic’s new deal at San Siro but Di Marzio has claimed that pen was put to paper on a two-year contract worth €2.3m net per season.
Inter will reportedly have the option of retaining the veteran stopper for a third term if inclined, which will hinge on the player’s ability to maintain form ahead of the twilight of his career.
A key aspect of the Nerazzurri’s bid to take on Vidic revolved around securing image rights, new owner Erick Thohir particularly keen to capitalise on marketing opportunities in Asia via the United man.
The Milanese giants stand to achieve significant financial returns in this area upon the Serbian’s arrival in view of having successfully acquired the privilege to advertise via his image.
Vidic’s expiring contract with United is believed to be worth £100,000 per week, so it appears he has taken a significant pay cut to join Inter, and take on the new challenge.
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