Manchester United caption Nemanja Vidic is set to leave the club in the summer to join Italian side Inter Milan on a free transfer. Here are three possible replacements for the Serbian.
3. Nicolas Otamendi (Porto)
Porto center back Nicolas Otamendi has been linked with a possible move to Old Trafford in the summer. Otamendi has all the attributes that is typical of a South American centre-half. He enjoys stepping out of defense and playing a high line and is also physically imposing, just like the departing Nemaja Vidic.
His style though could leave gaps in defense, as he loves to try and make interceptions, and close down opposing players immediately but that is how United have always set up so it should be a problem. The added bonus is that the Argentine can be deployed at right-back also.
At the end of the season his deal with have only 12 months remaining, meaning he could be acquired fairly cheaply. However, given the fact that he plays in a supposedly weaker league, there will be question marks about his ability to take on world-class Premier League strikers.