Valencia confirm signing of Nani from Fenerbahce for £7.2m

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Valencia have confirmed the signing of the former Manchester United forward Luis Nani from Fenerbahce, after agreeing to pay his €8.5m (£7.2m) buyout clause.

The Portugal international moves to Spain on a three-year deal just a year after leaving Old Trafford.

“Valencia have reached an agreement with Portugal international Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha ‘Nani’ that ties the player to our club for the next three seasons,” read a statement from Valencia.

“Nani, 29, has played for Sporting CP (2005-2007, 2014-15), Manchester United (2007-2014) and Fenerbahce (2015-16).

“His impressive record includes winning the Champions League and four Premier League titles with Manchester United and two Portuguese Cups with Sporting. In his last season with Fenerbahce, Nani played 46 official matches, in which he scored 12 goals.

“The Portuguese international is currently in France, where his national side will take part in the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and will be presented to our fans in the near future. Nani has played 101 official matches with Portugal and has scored 20 goals, including two at Euro 2016.”

On Monday, the Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen admitted that they were interested in the 29-year-old.

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