Nani is in talks with Manchester United to extend his contract with the club with his current deal expiring in 2014. He is on a reported £90k a week and is holding out for £130k.
“I am really happy but I don’t know about my future. Now I will study opportunities,” he said in an interview with Portuguese television station RTP. “Football is not only about England or Spain. It is possible to enjoy success in other countries. My agent is waiting on news about United. We have presented a counter-offer and now we are waiting on an offer from the club. I have fulfilled five seasons with United and obtained all the titles.”
These seem likely fairly standard remarks from a player who is looking to stay at his current club but making them aware that there are other teams out there who will meet his salary requirements.
Nani was our player of the season in 2010-2011 and started this season very well for us. Injuries have meant he has progressed quite as we would have hoped from the season before. Whilst I think Nani is a quality player (and a very nice chap), there’s something so frustrating about him as well. His decision making just seems so off at times which means the crowd quickly get on his back.
I certainly hope he stays at the club though and presume he will sign a new deal. He’s only 25-years-old and we have yet to see the best from him.
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