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Nani: I’m Waiting On An Offer From The Club

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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  1. Red Neville says:

    I really hope we get another contract signature from him, as he is now the most spontaneous player we have – and we seemed to be lacking players last season that can do something out of the blue. I thought his performance away against Villa, when he played centrally was interesting enough to try it again in future…

    One source of irritation though for me – more than his decision making, is his reluctance to take the ball in his stride at pace, every time he receives the ball he wants to stop dead in his tracks and look around. If he could rectify that there would be a whole new dimension to his game.

  2. Ryandunny says:

    JJ – Robben? Absolute bottler when it comes to the major finals. Missed a penalty in Champions League final and didn’t go up to be one of the five. Also missed a one on one in the World Cup final.

  3. MancunianRed says:

    Nani is a very good player for about 3 months of the season, then he becomes inconsistant and frustrating. Can score some great goals and can tear teams apart but he doesnt do it as often as he should, 130,000 a year? FUCK THAT! if he can have consistant season next term then look to reward him but he hasnt acheived anything worth the type of money he’s supposed to be after.

  4. Red Neville says:

    MancunianRed, If he’s asking for 130,000 a year – I say we should snap his hand off!!!

    Reminds me of the time a newsreader on the radio reported that Balotelli was demanding £200 per week instead of 200k per week…

    :O :O :O


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