The name of Frederic Veseli, may not impress most Manchester United fans now.
But in January 2012, the name of the Swiss-born Albanian defender was on the lips of Red Devils fans all over the world.
Why? Because Veseli joined the famous club eight years ago, leaving Manchester City for United, in a transfer that was done for free.
The defender, who was only 19 years old at the time, signed an 18-month contract with the Red Devils, posing as the club’s future world football star.
Prior to his transfer to Old Trafford, Veseli was Switzerland captain U17 won the 2009 World Cup.
He also played nine times in the U19s and seven times in the Swiss U20s, before being kidnapped by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Vesel’s goal was high, but he unfortunately failed to leave a mark on United and was released in the summer of 2013, where the defender joined Ipswich Town.
Then where is he now? Let’s now look at the 28-year-old’s career.
What happened to Veseli after leaving Man Utd?
Givemesport starts with a positive thing about his professional career.
Veseli has 31 matches at the national level with Albania. Eight of those appearances have come to the League of Nations.
He even made an appearance at Euro 2016, playing five minutes in Albania’s 2-0 loss to France.
But his career with clubs? Well, it has been quite interesting since he joined Ipswich in 2013.
Veseli made only one appearance for “The Tractor Boys” and was loaned to Bury and Port Vale in 2014.
He joined the latter as their player in 2015, but his adventure in English football would end that same year.
Swiss team FC Lugano decided to sign the center-back for one year in the 2015/16 season, where he continued to play in 33 games for the club.
Veseli’s performances in his native country gave him a move to the Italian team, Empoli in 2016, where he stayed until this summer.
These days, the center-back that Fergie hoped would be a mainstay at United is found playing in Serie B with Salernitanan after signing a two-year contract in August with the club.
His career has not been as many had anticipated when he arrived at Old Trafford eight years ago, but nothing is guaranteed in professional football and Veseli is an example. / Telegraph /