Real Madrid Launch Surprise £19.7m Bid for Manchester United Winger

Bernabeu side keen on Old Trafford attacker.

Real Madrid are reportedly lining up a surprise swoop for Manchester United winger Nani.

Nani, whose contract expires in 2014, has yet to agree a new deal Old Trafford, despite Manchester United’s desire to extend his stay at the club.

And according to, Real Madrid are poised to capitalise on Nani’s failure to agree a new contract by testing United’s resolve with a £19.7m offer for the 25-year-old.

The Spanish champions believe their proposal could be boosted by the fact that Nani’s agent Jorge Mendes also represents Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernabeu boss Jose Mourinho.


This is good timing isn’t it. Perhaps this story has been ‘created’ by Nani’s agent? Man United are still to agree a new contract with the Portuguese international despite weeks of apparent talks and the constant speculation about Sir Alex Ferguson’s interest in Brazilian Lucas Moura may well have led the Old Trafford winger to worry about his future so what better way to try to resolve the situation than seeding a story about Real Madrid’s supposed interest in the 25 year old.

Jose Mourinho doesn’t appear to need a winger as he has Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria as firm first team options on the flanks and a myriad of back-up options to call upon. This is not to say he could do with Nani as a potential squad member but such a move would probably in the long term lead to Nani’s stagnation at the Bernabeu.

Nani effectively emerged from Cristiano Ronaldo’s shadow in 2010/11, providing assists a plenty but was then left out of Man United’s starting eleven for the Champions League Final defeat to Barcelona and that must have caused the former Sporting Lisbon man some consternation.

Though Ashley Young arrived in the summer Nani was still a regular last term but was perhaps not as effective as he was the previous year and perhaps this has led to Ferguson’s interest in Lucas Moura and the reluctance to agree to the demands made by the Man United winger.

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