05.03.14 / 11:58

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic to play for Inter next season

Negotiations to bring the Serbian defender to the club have been successfully concluded. President Erick Thohir: "A world-class player"

MILAN - Nemanja Vidic will wear the black and blue of Inter next season.

FC Internazionale is delighted to announce that negotiations to bring the Manchester United captain to the club have reached a successful conclusion.

Speaking exclusively to, president Thohir said: "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."

Nemanja Vidic was born in Titovo Užice on 21 October 1981. A solid centre-back, he made his professional debut for Spartak Subotica in 2000/01, going on to make 27 appearances and score six goals in his debut season (still his personal best goals tally for a single campaign). After moving to Red Star Belgrade he racked up 67 appearances and 12 goals over three years. Then in 2004 he made the switch to Russia and Spartak Moscow, where he remained for a year and a half playing 39 times and scoring four goals. That was followed in 2005/06 by his big career move to Manchester United, where to date the Serb has made 204 Premier League appearances (his record of 35 in a single season coming in 2010/11) while netting 15 goals. Vidic has also turned out for the Red Devils 52 times in the Champions League scoring twice (including pre-qualifying rounds), made one appearance and scored one goal in the European Super Cup, played 12 games with three goals in the Europa League/UEFA Cup, and featured in two matches at the Club World Cup, scoring once. He has 56 caps and two goals at international level for Serbia-Montenegro and Serbia, having played three times at the 2010 World Cup.

Vidic's honours include a Serbian championship (2003/04), two Serbian Cups (2001/02, 2003/04), five Premier League titles (2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13), three League Cups (2006, 2009, 2010), five Charity Shields (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013), a Champions League (2007/08) and a Club World Cup (2008).

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