Having been relegated due to injuries this season, it seems that Nani is ready to leave Manchester United who are looking to build a new team under David Moyes.
Once touted to be Cristiano Ronaldo’s successor at Old Trafford, Nani saw himself losing favour with Sir Alex Ferguson as a string of injuries kept him out of the starting eleven. In an attempt to start his career all over again, reports suggest that Nani will be leaving Manchester provided his suitors can match the salary he receives at United.
Speaking to the Press, Nani’s agent linked Nani with a move to Italy, most presumably with Florentina who have signed Anderson on loan this season.
“Nani is a very important player and at this time the only thing I can say is that he is likely to leave Manchester.”
However Nani’s salary could be a problem as he is very less likely to command the same price that he once did when he was playing regularly and effectively so. Though his talent cannot be doubted, his form is under scrutiny after having made only 5 starts this season. The winger’s contract runs till 2018 but it is very unlikely to stage a comeback at Old Trafford.
“The problem for Fiorentina and the other Italian clubs is the player’s salary.
“Surely we will evaluate all bids. Our relationship with United is great.
“Fiorentina have to speak with Manchester United about Anderson and maybe it will be an opportunity to talk about Nani too.”
Meanwhile Dutch international Wesley Sneijder has confirmed that David Moyes wanted to sign him at the start of the current season but the offer was rejected.
There have been a lot of rumours circulating about Sneijder’s future and Galatasaray seem to have fixed a €15 million price tag on his head.
Galatasaray president Unal Aysal has admitted that Chelsea are interested in signing the midfielder and has reportedly put a price-tag of 15 million Euros if they are to part with their influential midfielder. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is very keen to reunite with his former Inter Milan player, the two of who won the treble in that historic season at Inter.
“If Chelsea were to offer a deal worth over €15 million (£12.5m) I would give Sneijder permission to leave if that’s what he wanted.”
Aysal also admitted that Manchester United had made an indirect offer for the player last summer, one that was promptly rejected by Sneijder. The reason behind his refusal is not very clear as an offer to come to England and play for Manchester United would have probably reignited Sneijder’s career.
Sneijder too admitted that United were keen to sign him amongst other clubs but he is reportedly happy and ‘at home’ at Galatasaray which is why he refused to move to England.
“There were clubs who wanted to sign me like Manchester United but I have no intention of leaving and my club have no intention of letting me go.”
“Leaving in January didn’t even cross my mind and the club have never told me to leave.”
“I feel at home here and that’s not something you feel everywhere you go.”
It now remains to be seen what the future holds for Wesley Sneijder. Now that all the clubs know the price tag attached to his head, can we expect plenty of offers coming knocking at the Dutch international’s doors? Probably yes.