Melbourne Victory ‘are set to sign Manchester United legend Nani’

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Melbourne Victory ‘are set to sign Manchester United legend Nani’ after Portuguese veteran’s disappointing spell with Venezia – and cult hero could face the Red Devils in a pre-season friendly this month!

  • Melbourne Victory are reportedly set to sign Manchester United legend Nani 
  • The 35-year-old joined Venezia in January but appears set for a hasty exit 
  • Victory take on Nani’s former club United in a pre-season friendly on July 15 

Melbourne Victory are reportedly poised to sign Manchester United legend Nani after the Portuguese veteran left Italian club Venezia this summer.

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According to football expert Gianluca Di Marzio, the 35-year-old will head Down Under to continue his decorated career with the A-League side – who finished 2nd behind Melbourne City last season. John Aloisi’s Western United won the grand final.

Nani joined the Italian side in January on an 18-month deal but appears to be set for a hasty exit after making just 10 appearances without a goal or assist for the club. 

Melbourne Victory are reportedly set to sign former Manchester United star Nani this window

The 35-year-old earnt cult hero status at Old Trafford and won a glut of trophies at the club

The 35-year-old earnt cult hero status at Old Trafford and won a glut of trophies at the club

The Portuguese winger enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at United – winning four Premier League titles, the Champions League and the League Cup before joining Fenerbahce. 

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He went onto play for Valencia, Lazio, Sporting, Orlando City and most recently Venezia. 

Nani’s potential move to Australia would be a huge coup for the A-League, with the competition attracting the likes of Alessandro del Piero, David Villa and Dwight Yorke since its inception in 2005. 

Nani could face his former side in a pre-season friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Nani could face his former side in a pre-season friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Should the deal be finalised in the coming days, Nani could face the Red Devils in a pre-season friendly as part of the Premier League club’s tour of Australia this year. 

Erik ten Hag’s side take on Victory on July 15 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and a reunion with compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo may be on the cards for Nani. 

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The pair spent two years together at Old Trafford and were part of the Portugal team which won Euro 2016 in France. 

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