Will Nani stay at Manchester United... Or will he go?
Nani’s future at Manchester United has been the subject of much speculation this season. Some have said he’ll move on while others were rewarded for their faith with the news that a new deal is being put before the Portuguese star.
There are some basic reasons why it would be very surprising for him to turn down the offer and seek a move away from United to a potentially far less successful club
Nani’s status in the Manchester United squad isn’t brilliant but unless he went to a much smaller statured club, his status wouldn’t really change too much. Therefore, it makes no sense for him to leave United just to go to another club like Juventus where he would also not be considered the first choice winger.
Nani has always been a popular player at Manchester United because of his ability as an impact player. There are few other players at United who can make powerful, darting and lethal runs at opposition full backs. If he snubs United then depending on his choice of side, he could lose a lot of popularity at the club.
He’s still only 26-years-old so in terms of his development, there are few better clubs to be at than Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson is not set to retire for another couple of years and Nani is still one of the best wingers the club has when Ferguson chooses to go with out and out wide men.
Nani may have in his mind the calibre of clubs that he wants to join. If he doesn’t get on with United then fine, but he will have to produce the consistency required to attract the attention of the top clubs who could be willing to take a risk with him. Will others be so patient as United have? We aren't so sure.
The financial angle is one which he will consider but again, if he moved because of cash, he’s unlikely to get a better deal than the one he is being offered by United. He may even have to take a pay cut if he wants to leave Old Trafford with most clubs now fighting to break even. United are unwilling to meet his £130,000 per week demands.
Would you be surprised if he leaves?
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