Our resident Aston Villa haven’t had much to shout about this season, but there have been some raised voices at the bar after The Sun reported that their club are in talks to sign Nemanja Vidic on a free transfer.
The 34-year old has left Serie A side Inter Milan after he terminated his contract by mutual consent and the former Manchester United captain has also attracted interest from America, but Villa fans will be delighted to hear that he is keen to return to England.
Villa want an experienced defender to lead their back line but have been struggling to sign a suitable player, with Lamine Sane of Bordeaux edging closer to a Swansea switch.
The Serb made 28 appearances for Inter in his debut year, but has failed to feature once this term.
This has raised some concerns in the Tavern about Vidic’s fitness, with one punter pointing out that his last competitive game was against Juventus in May last year.
Should Villa manage to sign Vidic, our landlord states that they would certainly be gaining an experience defensive player, as he spent 9 seasons at Manchester United and played 300 games for the club, winning 5 Premier League titles and the Champions League.
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