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Think this is close to getting done judging by the reports out there.

Luis Nani​


Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha (born 17 November 1986), commonly known as Nani (Portuguese pronunciation: [naˈni]) or Luís Nani, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a winger for English club Manchester United and the Portugal national team. Although predominantly right-footed, he has been utilised on the left wing on many occasions.

Nani was born in Cape Verde and emigrated to Europe with his family at an early age. He was raised in Portugal and began his football career playing for local side Real Massamá. At the age of nine, he began training with Sporting Clube de Portugal and S.L. Benfica on alternate days, eventually joining Sporting's youth squad after they offered him pre-season training. In 2005, he made his professional debut with the club and won the Portuguese Cup during his second season with them. Nani was named the SJPF Young Player of the Month for May 2007 and his performances with Sporting culminated into a move to English club side Manchester United in July 2007 for a fee of €25 million.

Nani won the Community Shield on his competitive debut at Manchester United and has since added a number of trophies, which included the Premier League and Champions League during his debut season at the club. He has established himself as first-choice winger at United and has won a further three Premier League titles, the Football League Cup, one FIFA Club World Cup, and three Community Shield titles. Individually, Nani has been included in the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Premier League Team of the Year on one occasion and was a nominee for the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2011.

Nani is also a Portugal international. Prior to playing at senior level, he played at under-21 level. He made his senior international debut in September 2006 in a friendly match against Denmark and scored his first international goal during the 4–2 defeat in Copenhagen. Nani has represented his country at two major tournaments, the 2008 and 2012 European Championships. Since his debut, he has made 86 appearances and scored 15 goals for Portugal, making him their sixth most capped player of all time.
 

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Don't get too ahead of yourselves. Think how many transfers we've seen only to fall through at the last minute. Hope you get him though, would be an immense transfer.
 

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I'm really curious what type of insanity it took to bring him to Turkiye. Insanity meaning contract wise.
Perhaps it just shows what can happen if you bring in an actual sporting director to do the job of a sporting director

When Giuliano calls he gets an answer.

When you appoint people like Tamer Tuna and Cüneyt Tanman as sporting directors you get to talk with Tamer and Cüneyt caliber players.

When Tamer and Cüneyt try to call a club or agent they don't make it past the secretary and end up falling victim to crooked shyster agents. The Saul Goodman of the agent world.
 

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Nani's not coming. It's pretty obvious he wants to stay at Sporting. Well, that's what some report just said.
Sporting cannot afford him and he does not want to return there.

His agent has been in direct talks with Terraneo they have a deal in place already all that remains is the transfer fee.

Terreaneo is a big fish in the game hopefully the rest of our clownish clubs will realise that the role of a sporting director is very important and should not be treated as a joke position.
 

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He alone can't do shit here. But if this is a piece of building a new team then it should happen. We got a long way to go but it'll be a fail if he's the last one we buy.
 

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Sporting cannot afford him and he does not want to return there.

His agent has been in direct talks with Terraneo they have a deal in place already all that remains is the transfer fee.

Terreaneo is a big fish in the game hopefully the rest of our clownish clubs will realise that the role of a sporting director is very important and should not be treated as a joke position.
The English media say 6m, Nani didn't even mention FB. He said he's concentrating on his holiday. You think I'm going to believe some paper or some tripe that Terraneo spoke to his manager or whatever, until this transfer is done I'm not going to believe it.

Until then its just rumours floating around :wee: yes I'm also aware that his manager spoke with FB. Although FB capturing him would be a coup.
 

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The rumor itself has gained so much steam that it deserved its own thread. If it doesnt happen, well clean it up. Nobody is getting ahead of themselves though, the thread title is exactly what it says, a rumor.

I am also one that is vehemently opposed to opening threads before transfers happen. Just got a different feel on this one.
 

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He has his buddies rm and bruno here. It is possible to get him but he can obviously go to a better league and team
 

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Rule #1 of transfer season: Never, and i mean NEVER believe Turkish newspapers, ever.

Rule #2 of transfer season: Never believe the foreign press that sources Turkish newspapers, ever.

Rule #3 of transfer season: If you find an article that links a player to your club, proceed to Rule #4.

Rule #4: Find another source citing the same player to your club, but not sourcing the article you found in Rule #3. Proceed to Rule #5

Rule #5: Repeat Rule #4 and find yet another foreign source linking your player to the club.

Rule #6: Do not even bother with Twitter unless someone has like 20,000 followers and has a history with this stuff. Repeat Rule 4 and 5 and find other twitter accounts with massive followings who source different sources.

Rule #7: Yes... Turkish newspapers are THAT BAD.

Follow all those rules and you'll have yourself a good chance of a transfer happening.
 
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