Nani has been linked with a loan deal back to Sporting Lisbon this January but the Daily Mail has audaciously claimed that tycoon Peter Lim will go out on a whim to sign Nani and Falcao if he is able to buy Valencia in a big money move.
Both players are under long contracts at Manchester United and Monaco respectively but as has been seen with other players like Luka Modric, a contract doesn’t mean a player isn’t going to leave, it merely means the maximum fee for a player can be charged.
Jorge Mendes represents both Nani and Falcao and is believed to have held talks with Lim already at the 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony which would certainly indicate that something could be in the pipeline.
However, although the 27-year-old has terrible injury problems in the last two years, there is absolutely no point in David Moyes weakening his already limited options on the wing.
As I have said before, Nani is still our best winger on his day. Admittedly, that isn’t often in the past couple of years but prior to his injuries, he was absolutely unstoppable. He offers something complete unique to United when he plays well.
Nani has just signed a new five year deal at the club and deserves be played more when his injury clears up. Adnan Januzaj has been a breath of fresh air and combined with Nani, United could potentially have a really deadly combination in that duo so why would Moyes let him leave? A deal to let him move to Valencia wouldn’t see United gain anything.
For those that would want to see United sell Nani, the question is this – would United sign an adequate replacement if Nani was to leave?