News that Manchester United are adding PSV winger Memphis Depay to the payroll puts hopes of resurrecting a career at Old Trafford on ice for Nani, whose future is now very uncertain.
The timing of Depay’s capture is uncanny with Nani also in the headlines over his dissatisfaction with the prospect of remaining at Sporting Lisbon beyond his current season-long loan deal.
Given the shrinking chances of forcing his way back into the team at United, there should be plenty of interest on English shores surrounding the 28-year-old winger.
After all, this is a four-time Premier League winner and the 2010/11 Manchester United Player of the Year; here are three teams he may fit best.
However, Tim Sherwood looks to be building something exciting at Villa Park and he’ll be looking to add players of real quality to push his project on next season.
The Old Trafford to Goodison Park escalator is well ridden, but Merseyside really could be the perfect destination for the Portuguese international.
The probable departure of fellow wideman Kevin Mirallas should prise open the perfect gap in Roberto Martinez’s squad for Nani to fill.
Sam Allardyce’s charges have been playing a far more pacey and intense style this season than in previous campaigns, which would suit Nani.
Although they’ve slipped down to mid-table having threatened the European spots earlier in the season, the forthcoming move to the Olympic Stadium widens the Hammers’ appeal.
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