Nani's future may no longer be hanging in the balance as Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly taken an interest in the Manchester United winger.
Nani has been linked to moves in Spain, Italy, Portugal and even Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg - but the Paris outfit are now set to join in on the speculation over his future.
According to the Daily Mail, high-spending PSG are keen to snatch Nani away from United when the summer transfer window opens. Nani's agent Jorge Mendes even claims that a move to Paris would appeal to his client.
The Portuguese winger has only made ten league appearances and has only managed to find the net twice this season. He is no longer a key figure in the team mainly due to his inconsistent performances and his dip in form.
Should PSG come knocking on United's door for the winger, Sir Alex Ferguson would do well to accept the offer. Any offer coming from the big spenders would be well over the market rate in order to outbid any other potential buyers. It could be the perfect way to offload Nani, as well as recuperate part of the £17m paid for him when he first transferred from Sporting CP.
United can then channel this amount to bringing in a replacement player, such as FC Porto's James Rodriguez who has also been linked to United in the recent past.
It should also not be forgotten that his contract expires in 2014 and there is no better time to make the sale than now, lest United are willing to allow the player to walk out of the club for free, which would be a complete waste in opportunity cost.
The enigmatic winger will have little chance left to impress the boss this season seeing as there are only six league matches to play. Based on this season's history, it is safe to say Nani will not be a key figure in the remaining matches to be played, thus leading to his unhappiness at not being a first-team regular.
His unhappiness is likely to mean that he will be unwilling to agree a contract extension, which is why United must sell him at the end of this season.
At 26-years-old, and having spent six seasons at Old Trafford, Nani has had his ups and downs. His quality is there for all to see but the problem lies in the rate at which he displays it.
United fans and officials alike have been patient with Nani, but perhaps his time at the Theatre of Dreams is indeed coming to a close.
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