Man Utd winger Nani admits Premier League exit is a possibility
Manchester United’s wantaway winger Nani admits his future at Old Trafford is under a cloud of uncertainty. Reports continue to link Portuguese forward to clubs abroad with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain the leading clubs for his services once again.
The 26-year-old Portugal international believes he could be shown the exit at Manchester United following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. The legendary Scotsman gave Nani one last opportunity to prove his worthiness to the club, but the former Sporting CP player has been unable to cement his place in the squad.
Nani made only 17 appearances last season and most of these appearances were off the bench. Robin van Persie’s stunning form has won him the star spot in the Manchester United squad, a position that Nani once held.
This season Danny Welbeck was preferred over Nani on the right wing. With only a year left on Nani’s contract with Manchester United it appears as if the Portuguese will be sold off at a cut-price to any club that pays the highest amount of money in exchange for his services.
Rife rumors suggest Nani has tagged with a £8.5 million price tag, an amount most clubs will be willing pay. Reportedly, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are circling with an opportunity to swoop as well, but a foreign move appears to be in the making.
“My future? Nothing is certain,” Nani told reporters in a recent interview. “I am calm. I have everything in my hands. I am not saying that I will not continue at Manchester United. I will think about what is best for me.”
In spite of his poor run of form, Nani believes he will not be returning to Primeira Liga in Portugal. The Portuguese claims he has a lot of respect for clubs back home, but a different kind of move is what he envisions for himself.
“I have respect for the Portuguese clubs, especially Sporting Lisbon but also Benfica and Porto, but I don't think that is viable,” Nani added. “I think my level at the moment is different.”