Agent of Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has ruled out contract extension at Old Trafford.
The 32-year-old has been an integral part of the Manchester United side since his arrival from Spartak Moscow in 2006, but this could possibly be his last season at Old Trafford. Since 2011-12 season, the Serbian international has faced a lot of fitness concerns and has had limited contribution in the Premier League. Vidic, who has already won five Premier League titles along with one Champions League and three League Cups during his tenure, is currently in the last year of his current contract and his agent has now revealed that the center back is unlikely to sign an extension.
Fiorentina, Juventus and Napoli are reportedly monitoring his Vidic’s situation and are expected to make a move for the defender. His agent has denied any contact with Napoli though, but insisted that he won’t have trouble in finding a new club.
‘At the moment, I would rule out an extension with Manchester United.
‘Vidic, given his contract situation, has several teams looking at him.
‘Vidic is a very good player and will have no trouble finding a new club. For the time being we are remaining calm. At the moment there has been no contact (with Napoli) but they are one of the best clubs in Europe.’ – Silvano Martina said.
Manchester United’s normal policy for players above 30 is to offer a one-year extension, but Vidic is reportedly looking for a bigger deal and there are concerns about providing a bigger contract at Old Trafford due to his fitness issues. With Rio Ferdinand approaching the fag end of his career as well, United are expected to bring in new reinforcements at the back in January or next summer. But these will be huge boots to fill up for any new player, while the likes of Evans and Smalling will be required to step up their game as well.