Inter Milan has announced that Nemanja Vidic will be joining the Serie A team in the summer, the defender confirmed last month that he wants to leave Old Trafford when his current deal expires at end of the season.
Inter confirmed on Wednesday that negotiations to sign the former international have reached a successful conclusion
The Serb has been a United player for nine years, Inter Milan president Erick Thohir revealed that a deal to take the Serbian to the San Siro was “90% done”.
The 24-year-old will be big miss for the Red Devils; the defender has been an integral part of the United defence since he arrived from Spartak Moscow in 2006.
“Vidic is a world-class player. I’m extremely happy to have completed this deal to bring Nemanja to Milan.
“He’s one of the world’s best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree and charisma will be an asset to the team and help bring through our younger players.
“He will bring added value to the club and is another piece of the great Inter side we are building.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Manchester United, Nemanja and his entourage for the professional and co-operative approach they have shown throughout the negotiations.”
Nemanja’s record at for United is formidable, having won all the major trophies during his time in England. He won the Champions League in 2008, five Premier League titles and three League Cups.
Vidic’s agent Silvano Martina confirmed that this client is ‘excited’ by the prospect of plying his trade in Italy.
“Nemanja is excited about the choice he’s made. He had already decided to leave Manchester United, and Inter was a really interesting option,” said Martina.
“On January 1st negotiations began. That’s when all the parties started talking. Nemanja loved everything about this project and hopes to carry the club forward.
“Nemanja is a professional though, so right now he wants to do well for Manchester United, honouring the club and the fans.”