There have been some rumours linking Arsenal with a possible move for the Manchester United and Portugal winger Nani. No official moves have been made, and maybe Arsene Wenger has gone off the idea or maybe he is keeping his targets as secret as possible. If he is still interested in Nani, however, there is some good news for the Frenchman today.
According to the Daily Star, United are willing to sell the 26-year old, and they are only looking for around £8.5 million, which seems like quite a bargain to me. The report claims that the Turkish champions Galatasaray are also interested in the out of favour winger, and have already made one bid for him.
“We offered €7 million but they didn’t accept,” said the Turkish club’s chairman Unal Aysal. “We can’t give more than this.”
“They want 10 million euros. Because of this he is not on our transfer list anymore.”
Now I know that Nani has not had the best of seasons at Old Trafford, but the previous season he was a major player for them, scoring 10 goals and making 40 appearances. He should be just hitting his prime and he has certainly got talent. He has also got something that Arsenal sorely missed last season, an accurate cross.
Nani will be desperate for regular game time at a big club, with the Rio 2014 world cup on his mind. He clearly had some issues with the Alex Ferguson style of management, but we know that Arsene Wenger is very different and tends to earn the respect of his players. What do you think, Gooners, is Nani worth the risk?