A move away from Manchester United could be on the cards for Luis Nani according to his agent Jorge Mendes amid reported links to AS Roma.
The 26-year-old, a £17 million signing from Sporting Lisbon in 2007, has had a mixed spell at United has always been exciting yet frustrating in equal measure and he polarises opinion amongst the clubs fanbase.
Nani appeared destined for a switch to Zenit St Petersburg last summer before his sky-high wage demands scuppered any potential exit but speaking to Radio Mana Mana, Mendes admits that an exit this year is plausible for Nani.
He said: “He’s a good football player and the whole world knows it. Will he go to Roma? Why not? Serie A is one of the best leagues in the world and Rome is a beautiful city.
“We constantly talk about the possibility of a transfer, but in the end, he always seems to stay at Manchester United.
“There is the possibility that he will leave. At the moment, nothing is concrete, the waters are calm. It depends on which players interest Manchester United.”
It sounds like Nani is waiting to see if United bring in any other wingers as well as Wilfried Zaha to the squad before deciding whether he would like to leave the club.
Mendes is not a man who speaks publicly very often but when he does, people listen. He previously spoke to Radio Mana Mana in May when he said Mourinho had an 80% chance of moving back to Chelsea, so there is no reason to suggest he isn’t correct about Nani.
With Monaco reportedly sniffing around and Nani making friends with some of their players, this summer looks to be the time when Nani genuinely might leave the club.
On his day, Nani is still one of the better players at David Moyes’ disposal and is unquestionably the most talented winger in the squad.
He can be truly spellbinding but a lack of match-winning form has eluded him for the best part of 18 months now and it might now be the right time for United to cash in.