Manchester United Ready to Make £14m Bid for the “New Vidic” to Play Alongside Nemanja

Old Trafford like the idea of an all Serbian centre back pairing.

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Sports News - February 20, 2010

According to the German daily Bild, Manchester United are interested in signing highly-rated centre-back Neven Subotic in the summer.

The 21 year-old is in his second season at Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund , where he has impressed greatly. At 6ft 3in, Subotic is a very imposing defender, but also boasts good pace too. The Serbian international has drawn inevitable comparisons to compatriot and current Manchester United star, Nemanja Vidic .

Bild claims that Subotic’s agent, Stephen Kelly, is close to Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson, which could help to smooth a summer deal.

The German daily also quotes Borussia Dortmund general manager, Hans-Joachim Watzke who emphasized that Manchester United will have to pay significant money for Subotic’s signature, saying, “If Manchester want him, they have to come with…at least two large trucks filled with folded pound notes,”

Bild estimates that Subotic would cost United around € 20 million, but a good performance at the World Cup could push his value up further. Chelsea have also previously been linked to Subotic, who speaks fluent English having grown up in America. (IMScouting)

Clearly having one Vidic isn’t enough, Sir Alex now wants to bring in the man dubbed as the next incarnation of the determined man mountain of a centre back. All and sundry are trying to nab Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic and one may wonder if Ferguson needs to badly bring in another central defender.

Yes Rio Ferdinand appears to have some injury concerns but Manchester United also have Jonny Evans to call upon plus the likes of Wes Brown if needed. They have also only recently signed up and coming youngster Chris Smalling so perhaps a move for another Serbian international is not as pressing as some would have you believe. After all no Premier League team has conceded fewer goals than the Old Trafford side!

That being said it may be worth snapping up the highly rated youngster so as to prevent the likes of Arsenal or Chelsea doing so.

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