Vidic to swap Old Trafford for the San Siro.
— F.C. Internazionale (@inter) March 5, 2014
Inter Milan have announced the signing of Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic on a free transfer.
The Serbia international, 32, will join the Nerazzurri on a free transfer at the end of the season, ending a seven-and-a-half year spell at Old Trafford during which he won five league titles, three FA Cups and a Champions League.
Inter Milan president Erick Thohir told the club’s official website: “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 cooperative approach they have shown throughout the negotiations.”
Vidic’s is likely to be followed out of Old Trafford by his defensive partner for many of his 287 games for United, Rio Ferdinand. The former England captain is 35 and his current deal expires at the end of this season.