Manchester United winger Nani is poised for a move to Fenerbahce after agreeing personal terms with the club according to ESPN and The Guardian.
Manchester United are looking to offload the winger as the Portugese international is not a part of Van Gaal’s plans for the next season.
Nani has now agreed personal terms on a four-year deal at Fenerbahce and will undergo a medical once a fee is carved out between the two clubs as the Turkish club are still trying to agree a fee with United, who are holding out for €6 million (£4.25m) as the winger still has three years to run on his contract.
The Fenerbahce sporting director, Giuliano Terraneo, has travelled to Portugal to go oversee details of the contract with the player’s agent. Talks had initially stalled as the player’s family had reservations about a move to Turkey, but they have decided to try living in a new country after spending seven years in Manchester, and a year in Lisbon while the player was on loan at Sporting.
Nani scored 11 times for Sporting on loan from Manchester United in all competitions last season and would become the third Portuguese international at Fenerbahce after the former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles and the experienced centre-back Bruno Alves.
In an already busy summer, the club have signed centre-back Kjaer from Lille on a £6.73m deal as well as the Turkish international full-back Sener Ozbayrakli and last season’s Super Lig top scorer Fernandão, who scored 22 goals last season on loan at Bursaspor from the Brazilian side Atlético Paranaense.
The Portugese winger who was once dubbed as the Next Cristiano Ronaldo could not fulfil his potential at Old Trafford although he was very unlucky with injuries.
Nani arrived to Old Trafford in 2007 from Sporting and impressed during his earlier days but later his performance faded as he saw himself not getting enough first team appearances.
The winger who has 86 International caps and scored 15 goals is set to leave Old Trafford for a move to Istanbul.