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Vieira to Inter confirmed!

blue92010-05-05 01:14:57 +0000 #1
Moratti confirms Vieira swoop

Tuesday 1 August, 2006


Juventus midfielder Patrick Vieira is on his way to Inter, Nerazzurri owner Massimo Moratti confirmed on Tuesday.

The Frenchman was this morning linked with a move to Manchester United, but Moratti says a deal will be wrapped up in the next 24 hours.

“Today is Patrick Vieira’s last in Bianconero,” the oil tycoon stated. “I still haven’t met him, but he should sign his contract tomorrow and he is therefore an Interista.”

Vieira is believed to be in Milan after he flew into Europe’s fashion capital last night after his agent wrapped up talks with the club.

Moratti’s comments have also been confirmed by Juventus chief executive Jean-Claude Blanc in an interview with the L’Equipe newspaper.

“Inter and Juventus have settled on a fee for Vieira and everything is sorted out,” said the new Juve official.

"Patrick Vieira's departure for Inter will be the last operation done by Juventus this summer,” he concluded.

The Nerazzurri are expected to pay something close to £6.5m for the former Arsenal captain, who was signed by Juventus a year ago from the Premiership for just over £14m.

Vieira is now expected to put pen to paper on a four-year contract worth £3.5m a season once he passes his medical.

Inter were in need of a central midfielder after losing Juan Sebastian Veron who returned to his homeland earlier this summer.

Vieira’s arrival will now cast more doubt on the future of David Pizarro who already bemoaned a lack of first team opportunities at Inter last term.

GiorgioII2010-05-05 01:17:06 +0000 #2
Ah, you beat me to it! Finally some good news on the transfer market! Not that the signings of Grosso, Maxwell or Maicon weren't good. But we needed that midfielder.
derek-g2010-05-05 01:44:09 +0000 #3
Lance Knight2010-05-05 02:14:07 +0000 #4

how much did he cost?
CV32 Top Ah Top2010-05-05 02:14:13 +0000 #5
It's not official. Moratti said they will be finalizing the deal today.
materazziIZbad2010-05-05 02:22:09 +0000 #6
He's a fantastic player, exactly the kind of player inter needs. He'll rule the midfield if he is half of what he was for Arsenal.
ilcapitano2010-05-05 02:49:44 +0000 #7

Originally Posted by Lance KnighT


how much did he cost?

6,5 mill was the educated guess. His contract will be expensive though.

It's good to have Vieira. Even when he plays badly, he's usually solid defensively. Then again, it's not difficult to see how Mancini will play next season. With Cambiasso and Vieira in the middle, he will use wingers to bring up the ball. Same old 4-4-2 with lots of crosses
GiorgioII2010-05-05 02:09:33 +0000 #8

Wednesday, 02 August 2006 09:30:40

MILAN - Patrick Vieira has signed for F.C. Internazionale after passing a medical. The French midfielder has signed a four-year contract until 30 June 2010.

It is official now people. Good signing. I am hoping that we can use the 4-3-3 suggested by Ryan with Pizarro as the playmaker in this side. A 4-4-2 with wingers and loads of crosses is an ancient and unflexible formation.



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