Old Trafford man considering his future.
Nemanja Vidic set for Manchester Utd to Real Madrid move after World Cup
Unsettled defender Nemanja Vidic is on the verge of leaving Manchester United to join up with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, according to the player’s agent.
Paolo Fabbri has hinted the 28-year-old is keen to move on this summer after four years at Old Trafford as he is keen to test himself in a new league.
The central defender has been a rock at the heart of the United back-four alongside Rio Ferdinand since 2006.
But Fabbri has said Vidic is considering his future at the club – which would leave Sir Alex Ferguson with a big hole to fill in his defence as he looks to win back the Premier League title from Chelsea next season.
‘At the moment there is no news – we are waiting for information,’ said Fabbri.
‘We are waiting for Nemanja to tell us what he wants to do but he has obviously left for the World Cup with Serbia and is concentrating on that.
‘It won’t be until after the World Cup that he makes a decision on his future.’
Fabbri said he has spoken to United’s bosses and requested his client be given the chance to consider his options in July, after the tournament in South Africa is over.
‘We have requested some time from Manchester United to think about things. Nemanja does not want to look at things now,’ Fabbri continued, adding ominously: ‘Any eventual transfer will only take place after the World Cup.’ (Metro)
If this source is correct and Vidic’s agent isn’t trying to simply get his client a bigger pay packet then this is not good news for Sir Alex Ferguson. Clearly the Serbian international is one of the club’s best performers and has been outstanding since his arrival at Old Trafford four years ago.
The 28 year old is as solid as they come and Manchester United can ill afford to lose the player and will be sickened if he did leave to join Real Madrid making it yet another player nabbed by the La Liga side who have in recent years snapped up David Beckham, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Even if the defender does push for a move I would expect Ferguson to resist any deal but then he would of course risk having an unhappy player on his hands and in many ways that would do more harm than good. The £28m rated centre back is one of the best in his position in Europe so I can understand why Jose Mourinho would be sniffing around as he looks to change things up at the back.