Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen confirmed that head coach Mark Hughes admires Fenerbahce star Luis Nani and that there is interest in the Portuguese international.
Bowen did reveal that it will be difficult to persuade Nani to make the most to Stoke with Valencia also showing an interest but he did state that the lure of Premier League football could be decisive in convincing the 29-year-old to make his next move.
“I know there is an interest there. Valencia are a big club but it is the draw of the Premier League,” Mark Bowen was quoted as saying by ITV [Via Talksport].
“He is player that Mark admires a lot and he has had a very good tournament. Without giving too much away, there is an interest there and let’s see what happens.”
Bowen went onto tell the BBC that he thinks Nani left the Premier League too early and that he could still play in any Premier League side.
“He probably left the Premier League too early,” Bowen told BBC Radio Stoke.
“He’s still a real talent, as we’ve seen. He’s got the attributes any Premier League team, I would have thought, would be interested in, especially given the form he’s in at the moment.
“He had good times at Man United. He was a Champions League winner there.”
The Portuguese winger won four league titles and the Champions League trophy during his time at United before joining Fenerbahce on a three-year deal last season.
The former United man is currently join top goal scorer for Portugal at Euro 2016 – along with Cristiano Ronaldo – having scored twice.
Nani has revealed that he would not rule out a move to the Premier League and that he enjoyed playing football in England.
“I like England, I like the football, and you never know what the future will bring,” Nani was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “One day you could be here, the next you’re over there, so let’s see.”
Nani failed to win silverware in his first season at Fenerbahce. The Yellow Canaries finished the league as runners-up and lost the Turkish Cup final against rivals Galatasaray.
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