Inter target Veron feels Becks will be missed
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
It is believed that Inter coach Hector Cuper has instructed leading officials to bid to sign Veron, as he wants his fellow countryman to pull the strings at Giuseppe Meazza next term.
Juve have officially declared they are not interested in buying the former Lazio midfielder, but the Argentinian feels they could be an option if he calls time on his spell in Manchester.
Veron has always insisted he is content at Old Trafford, despite being constantly linked with a return to Italy, but feels the sale of Beckham has added a little pressure to the players at the club.
"I think I'll be back playing in Italy but, for the moment, I don't know about the contact between my agent and other teams," he admitted.
"I'm flattered a few teams are looking at me. Big players are good in big teams.
"I won't have problems either with (Hector) Cuper or (Marcello) Lippi. I'll be the right man.
"In the first year in Manchester, I wasn't fit. I had a tendon problem, but I tried to grit my teeth because I wanted to play.
"Then the knee injury characterised my second season, although, when I came back, I gave my help.
"It has been a pity not being able to play in the first leg of the Champions League match with Real Madrid.
"I've a contract that binds me to United for another three years, and I absolutely wouldn't have a problem in continuing my English adventure."
However, Veron concedes that he the side will miss the influential Beckham, following the England captain's exit to Real Madrid.
"Beckham?" he told Italian magazine ControCampo. "There wasn't any competition between us.
"I consider him a great champion and a big person.
"Surely, it will be impossible for the people to forget someone like him.
"Now we'll all have to be leaders a little more."