Ray Wilkins comments on Nemanja Vidic to Aston Villa speculation


Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has been linked with a move to Aston Villa in the January transfer window.

Ray Wilkins suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Thursday morning (January 21) that Nemanja Vidic would be a good signing for Aston Villa.

According to The Sun, Villa are interested in signing the former Manchester United defender in the January transfer window.

Vidic is a free agent at the moment, having recently ended his time at Italian giants Inter Milan.

Former Villa assistant manager Wilkins believes that the Serbian centre-back would be a good addition to Remi Garde’s squad.

“The last thing Villa need is someone going in there who can’t actually play for them,” said the former United midfielder on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Thursday morning (January 21). “He would have immense experience for them, coming from a winning culture as well from Manchester United.”

“I am sure if he is fit enough to play, he could give a little bit of experience to that squad,” added Wilkins.

Vidic knows the Premier League inside out, having featured successfully for United for almost 10 years.

The former Serbia international central defender won the Premier League five times and the Champions League once during his time at Old Trafford.

At 34, Vidic is past his prime and is not the player he was, which begs the question why Villa would want him.

Moreover, the former Spartak Moscow star has had injury problems of late, and his time in Italy was a massive failure.

Vidic could play just 23 Serie A games for Inter last season and failed to make a single appearance in the league this campaign.

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