Manchester United winger Nani is set to agree a deal with Turkish side Fenerbache after reportedly flying out to Turkey today to complete the move.
The Portuguese winger spent the entirety of last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon after being deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal. He impressed on loan, scoring 4 goals in 5 Champions League games, as well as helping his side finish 3rd in the league.
Sporting are understood to have been interested in signing Nani on a permanent basis, however it has been reported that they were unable to give the winger the wages he demanded, leaving Fenerbahce to complete the deal.
The 28-year-old is set to fly to Turkey today to have a medical and sign a four-year deal worth £2.8million a season. Manchester United, who paid around £18 million for Nani back in 2007, are set to recuperate just £6 million for the Portuguese international. Nani made almost 150 appearances for United, winning 4 Premier League titles, a Champions League, one FIFA Club World Cup and one League Cup during his time at United.
Louis van Gaal’s arrival has seen the midfielder fall massively out of favour at Old Trafford, and now it seems as if the winger, who signed a 5 year deal at the club under David Moyes, will finally leave the club.
Nani’s agent Luca Bascherini confirmed talks were progressing well and that a deal is likely.
“We held talks with Terraneo [Fenerbahçe Sporting Director] regarding Nani he had lengthy negotiations. Terraneo is a man who knows what he wants and how to get it.”