Five clubs for free agent Nemanja Vidic after Inter Milan exit
Matt Haynes | January 19, 2016
Former Manchester United centre back Nemanja Vidic is now a free agent after rescinding his contract with Inter Milan leaving many to speculate on where the Serbian will end up next.
At 34, wherever he goes will likely be the last club of his career, so will want to find the one which suits him and his lifestyle. As a result, we suggest five possible destinations in a number of countries for the highly decorated defender.
A last hurrah with his former club might be a possibility, though this could be viewed as a backward move by Old Trafford chiefs. While he no doubt still has something to offer at the highest level, there has always been an emphasis on bringing through youth players at the club and re-signing Vidic could be detrimental to their progress long term.
With the club banned from making signings for two transfer windows starting this summer, this may make sense and apart from wages, there would be no up front fee. He would definitely add something to Diego Simeone’s ambitious side with Atleti 9/1 with Coral to win La Liga this season.
New York Red Bulls
Since Thierry Henry left, the east coast side haven’t had a high profile player, though Bradley Wright-Phillips has started to raise the profile of the club once more. Therefore, a lucrative move to the MLS and the experience of a different culture could be an attractive prospect for Vidic.
If Neven Subotic leaves the club this January, compatriot Vidic could be a ready-made replacement and help them to close the gap on Bayern Munich. Partnered up with Mats Hummels, the duo would make a potent pairing in the heart of defence and increase the club’s chances of winning the Europa League, with Dortmund 7/1 favourites to emerge as victors.
No doubt, there will be a number of offers from Middle East clubs, and joining Xavi Hernandez in Qatar could well be on the cards, should he want a big pay-day before hanging up his boots with the Qatar Stars League also offering a change of pace and new experience.
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