Should Tottenham Hotspur bid for Manchester United’s Nani?

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The Portuguese winger struggled at Manchester United last season, but Nani is an undeniably talented player, and could be a perfect fit for Tottenham Hotspur under Andre Villas-Boas.

The dust is not close to settling around David Moyes’ arrival at Manchester United, but the Scot has plenty to consider already, with high profile arrivals and departures likely over the next few weeks at Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney is probably his main concern at the moment, but Nani’s future is also in the balance, with the winger likely to leave the club after a poor season and the arrival of Wilfried Zaha.

There will not be a shortage of takers at the right price, with Arsenal previously linked to the 26-year-old, and Galatasaray, PSG and Monaco likely to step up their interest if it becomes clear Nani is available.

If those clubs are all involved in a transfer battle for Nani, then Tottenham Hotspur will struggle to land the winger, offering neither Champions League football nor the extortionate wages that can be found in some areas of Europe, but if Spurs could find a way to sign him, then the Manchester United player could prove a brilliant piece of business this summer.

Nani could still have several years left at the top of his game, and at a club where he would be guaranteed more regular football, he might find it easier to iron out the inconsistency that has blighted his career.

Having Andre Villas-Boas as manager could also help, with his compatriot not only able to speak Portuguese, but also keen on using formations that Nani would be a natural fit for. Either the 4-2-3-1 Spurs used last season or the 4-3-3 they are tipped to employ next year would be perfect for Nani, and the 26-year-old would be an upgrade on Aaron Lennon, certainly in terms of finishing ability.

If Nani leaves, it is most likely he will go abroad, with Manchester United unwilling to strengthen a Premier League rival, but if Spurs could find a way to bring the Portuguese winger to White Hart Lane, it could end up being a fine signing for both player and club.

Spurs fans, what do you think? Is Nani worth considering, or would it be a waste of time?

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