Premier League giants could offload misfiring Portugal winger to attract Colombia international to Old Trafford.
Manchester United have lost patience with Nani after his limp display at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last Monday and will now attempt to sell the wide man at the end of the season.
SOURCE: The Daily Mirror
Few will be surprised to hear rumours emerging out of Old Trafford of late that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has finally lost patience with his mercurial winger Luis Nani.
The 26-year-old midfield player was given a rare opportunity last Monday to prove his worth to the Red Devils when he was selected to face arch-rivals Chelsea in the club’s FA Cup quarter-final replay at Stamford Bridge.
However, the Portugal international badly fluffed his lines, being substituted midway through the second period as the visitors exited the competition with barely a whimper and now it seems as though his boss at Old Trafford has had enough, with United reportedly keen to listen to offers for the player.
With only three goals in all competitions for both club and country and eight assists, Nani has hardly been tearing up trees in the North West this campaign. He has only featured in 26 matches in total, so perhaps a change of scenery and league will do him the power of good.
However, if long term talk in both Portuguese and English press of a possible swap deal involving highly-rated FC Porto midfield player James Rodriguez is correct, then United should move heaven and earth to ensure such a move takes place this summer.
The 21-year-old Colombia international has been enjoying yet another eye-catching campaign at the Drago, having contributed eight goals and eight assists to the team’s cause in the Primeira Liga, but his reported £36 million release clause might make Sir Alex Ferguson think twice.
Adding Nani to the equation though might suddenly make Rodriguez rather more affordable.