Manchester United are in contact with Inter Milan over a potential loan deal for Nani, according to Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio.
The 27-year-old has only featured five times in the Premier League (two starts) this season thanks to injuries and following the arrival of Juan Mata, his game time could be limited even more. Also, Inter president Erick Thohir reportedly sees the value in Nani as a marketable asset on the Asian markets.
Nani splits the fans – some call for his head on a block while others are more patient with him given how good he can be on his day, but all fans should agree that letting Nani go on a loan deal in January is not the right thing to do.
Nani had two great seasons between 2010-12 but then suffered his first serious injury last season which really knocked his confidence back. When he returned to action, he then had to deal with United’s acrimonious exit from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid following an extremely harsh red card on Nani. This year, he hasn’t fared much better with injuries and is currently sidelined with a hamstring problem.
However, Moyes doesn’t have the personnel in the squad to consider letting Nani leave even if he wants to. Ashley Young and Shinji Kagawa have both had injury problems while Antonio Valencia has been terribly inconsistent with his form. Adnan Januzaj and Juan Mata are two players we can rely on but with our injury history this year and Nani’s ability on the ball, he needs to remain at the club as he could play an important role this season when he returns from injury.
Moyes has made it clear that there are plenty of players who face the chop in the next few transfers windows and Nani’s name might be on that list but for the interest of this season at least, he has to remain at Old Trafford.
Do you agree? Should David Moyes keep Nani or should he let him go on loan to Inter Milan?