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Nani Snubs Manchester United In Favour Of Move To Spain

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Luis Nani only arrived at Fenerbahce last year, but club president Aziz Yildirim has confirmed the winger’s departure to Valencia.

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“Nani will play for Valencia next season,” Yildirim told AMK Sport via MARCA.

Gianluca DiMarzio has also verified the move, which is said to be worth €8.5 million. Nani arrived in Turkey for €5.5m from Manchester United, and was linked with a return to Old Trafford.

Nani spent eight years at United, where he scored 25 goals in 147 Premier League appearances.

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)

Starting off as a talented yet clumsy winger (not unlike his Sporting Lisbon predecessor Cristiano Ronaldo), Nani developed during his tenure, to the extent that he was named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for the 2010–11 season.

David Moyes’ departure saw the 29-year-old offloaded to his old Portuguese club on loan in 2014, before being sold altogether to Fenerbahce along with fellow Red Devil, Robin van Persie.

The Cape Verde native will join up with the La Liga outfit upon conclusion of his involvement in Portugal’s Euro 2016 campaign.

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