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Soccer: Inter sign Vidic for next season

Serb set to leave Manchester United after eight seasons

05 March, 14:56
Soccer: Inter sign Vidic for next season (ANSA) - Milan, March 5 - Inter Milan said Wednesday that they have reached a deal with Nemanja Vidic for the Manchester United captain to join them from next season.

The former Serbia player, 32, last month announced he would leave United at the end of the current campaign. He joined the English team in 2006, helping them win five Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League, and has been their captain since 2010. "Vidic is a world-class player," Inter Chairman Erick Thohir said in a statement on the club website.

"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".

Thohir, who took over the club last year, is seeking to get Inter back to the top of the game, after they experienced some disappointing seasons since winning an unprecedented Champions League-Serie A-Italian Cup treble in 2010.

They are currently fifth in Serie A, 28 points behind leaders Juventus.