Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu has become one of the most sought-after names in the world after he revealed that he would not be signing a contract extension with Inter Milan. His current deal expires in just over 12 months, but he has revealed that his time at Inter Milan has come to an end. It means that Cristian Chivu would be available on a free transfer, which makes him an attractive proposition for many clubs across Europe.
It should come as no surprise that Real Madrid are interested in him. Cristian Chivu’s agent recently revealed that Real Madrid are looking to sign the Inter Milan defender, who has previously played for current manager José Mourinho.
There have been much speculation linking him with a return to Ajax, but his agent has ruled such a move by saying that there are number of other big clubs interested in him. He does not see Cristian Chivu returning to Ajax in the next 3 to 4 years. According to the agent, Chivu is good enough to play at the top level of world football for another 3 to 4 years.
Chivu is an extremely versatile defender, who can play in many positions across the back four and also in the midfield. Despite his lack of pace, Cristian Chivu has always been regarded as one of the best defenders in world football due to his ability to read the game. He was part of the Inter Milan side that won the treble under José Mourinho a few seasons ago.