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Hull Attempt Deadline Day Signing Of Former Manchester United Star [Report]

Mourinho manager of Manchester United signals as Marco Silva

Premier League strugglers Hull City are set to offer ex-Manchester United winger Nani an avenue back into English football.

On a deadline day buzzing with action, Hull boss Marco Silva has reportedly seen fit to ask a Premier League veteran to return in order to combat his unenviable task of keeping the Tigers in the top flight.

According to the Daily Mail, Silva, who is an admirer of the former Champions League winner, is attempting to sign Luis Nani, currently of La Liga side Valencia, before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE - JUNE 14: Nani of Portugal battles with Birkir Bjarnason of Iceland during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Portugal and Iceland at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on June 14, 2016 in Saint-Etienne, France (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Portuguese joined the Old Trafford giants in 2007 having just left his teenage years behind. Though often inconsistent and wasteful when out of form, the now 30-year-old showcased some dazzling talent in the vein of his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo, culminating in his fantastic 2010-11 season which saw him earn a place in the League’s official team of the year, along with the Manchester United Players’ Player of the Year award.

Nani has since featured for original club Sporting, Fenerbache, and now Valencia. With just a few years presumably left at the top level, the talented Portugal international may view a move to the KCOM as a last chance to leave an impression on the English game.

Thus far, Hull have brought in Merseyside club duo Oumar Niasse of Everton and Lazar Markovic of Liverpool, both on loan, along with the likes of Markus Henriksen (AZ Alkmaar) and Evandro Goebel (Porto).

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