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“Should I stay or should I go?” – Nani’s strange summer

nani-bertrand_2524416bGiven the modern footballers’ taste in music, Nani has probably never heard of The Clash, let alone listened to them. However, his behaviour over the last couple of days seems to have been inspired by the London-based band’s hit “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”, with the Portuguese winger seemingly changing his mind with the same frequency with which he tumbles to the ground after a challenge.

Last week saw United turning down a £6.5m offer from Turkish giants Galatasaray – who have since made clear that they’re no longer interested in signing Nani – while Juventus, PSG and Monaco were earmarked as possible destinations for the United winger, alongside with Porto, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.

Allegedly, Nani had gone as far as indicating Juventus and Monaco to be his preferred choices, were he to leave Old Trafford, but today the Daily Mail reports that the winger might, after all, remain at the club for at least another season.

“My future? Nothing is certain. I am calm. I have everything in my hands. I am not saying that I will not continue at Manchester United.

“I will think about what is best for me. I have respect for the Portuguese clubs, especially Sporting Lisbon but also Benfica and Porto, but I don’t think that is viable,” said Nani.

Displaying the sort of humble attitude we’ve all warmed up to over the last couple of seasons, the Portuguese added: “I think my level at the moment is different [from the one of the Portuguese league].”

Nani’s words could well backfire against him, particularly were David Moyes to decide that the Portuguese no longer has a future at Old Trafford and deem him surplus to requirements. The Portuguese endured a largely disappointing campaign last season, yet many United fans seem convinced that Nani’s poor form was due to the limited number of games the Portuguese was chosen to feature in.

While that might be true, the same can be said for the opposite – had Nani produced the football he’s capable of, he wouldn’t have found himself benched so regularly – and solving the Portuguese’s future will be one of the first task on David Moyes’ to-do-list.

In other, extremely welcome, news, the Mail reports that misfit of the century Bebe is keen to secure a permanent move to Sporting Lisbon.