Manchester United willing to sell Nani for just €10 million claim Galatasaray

by Sam Peoples

Galatasaray chairman Unal Aysal has confirmed that Manchester United refused a €7 million offer for Nani from the Turkish club and suggests that the club is willing to sell Nani for just €10 million.

The Portuguese winger is out of contract at the club next summer and is strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford (so get your bets down with Unibet) after an injury hit and unproductive season.

Speaking to Milliyet, Aysal said: “We offered €7 million (£6m) for him. But they didn’t accept. We can’t give more than this.

“We are not going to follow Nani anymore. We can’t give more than €7 million for him. They want €10 million and, because of this, he is not on our transfer list any more.”

“I have not yet decided where I am going or if I am going. In the next few days I will decide my future.” Nani

A €7 million offer for Nani is laughable. The 26-year-old may have had a stop-start career at United but on his day, he is a world class winger who can tear teams apart single handedly. Take a look at how well he played at Euro 2012 for example.

Nani may only have one year left on his contract but so did Ashley Young when United signed him for £16 million, and who would you rather have in your team?

United paid €25 million for him six years ago and he is a far better player now than he was back then, so Aysal’s claim that United were willing to let him go for €10 million seems extremely low.

Is there anybody in the world who with genuine world class ability, on paper, that could bring more to the squad than Nani for €10 million? I doubt it.

He might be one of the most frustrating players to watch but at least he attempts to do something. It is more frustrating to watch Young or Valencia not try to do anything at all than it is to watch Nani fail.

Out of our three established wingers, I’d rather see Young leave the club. Valencia and Nani are very unique players and bring a really different option to the team whereas Young has always been quite flat as a player.

At 26, Nani still has time to improve as a player and given the investment United have put in up until this point, it would be ludicrous to sell him so cheaply and a fee of at least €15 million is a fairer representation of his market value.

He claims he wants to make history with the club and Zaha’s impending arrival may give him the focus he needs to succeed next year, if he is still at United that is.