Old Trafford side keen on Porto youngster.
Nani who?: United line up Porto starlet to replace contract-rebel winger
Watch the £25million-rated Colombia international who has already admitted it’s his dream to play for the Red Devils
Manchester United are lining up Porto winger James Rodriguez as a potential replacement for Nani.
Portugal star Nani has already admitted publicly he may quit Old Trafford this summer, and Inter Milan are watching developments closely.
Colombian starlet Rodriguez, 20, is rated in the £25million range by Porto, and has already admitted a dream of playing for United.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
There has been a fair amount of speculation concerning failed contract talks between Nani and Man United and perhaps Sir Alex Ferguson’s reticence to relent and accept the Portuguese international’s demands has more to do with his interest in potential replacements than his unwillingness to give the 25 year old the deal he wishes.
Colombian international James Rodriguez has made great strides since his move to FC Porto from Banfield two seasons ago. In his first season he struggled to make an impact as Andre Villas-Boas’s side clinched a treble but last term the youngster broke through.
The 20 year old notched up 13 goals and provided many assists to help FC Porto to retain their title under stiff competition from Benfica. The starlet has made it clear he would be open to an Old Trafford switch and that may well come to fruition if Nani’s contract talks continue to stall.
Given that Ferguson has the likes of Ashley Young and Luis Antonio Valencia as solid wide options, as well as the option to play Danny Welbeck on the flank, perhaps the Scot is willing to offload Nani this summer.