Patrice Evra wants his former Manchester United teammate Nani to join him at Juventus.
As reported by The Independent, the French international, who left Old Trafford earlier this summer, has insisted that the Portuguese winger would be a great purchase for the Italian giants.
Despite only signing a new five-year deal at Old Trafford last season, Nani has been linked with a move away from the club in recent time, with United's Premier League rivals Arsenal also having been linked with his signature.
Evra, though, wants Nani to arrive in the Serie A this season, and is hoping to be reunited with him before the start of the 2014/15 campaign. Speaking to reporters, the ex-Red Devils star said: “He is a great player and it was a privilege for me to play with Nani. If Juve are interested in him, I can only say that Nani would be a great purchase."
Despite Evra insisting that Nani is a "great player", the winger has endured a difficult period at Old Trafford in recent time. The United man has struggled with injuries and been unable to find his best form over the last couple of seasons, which have ultimately put his future at the club in doubt.
And, with Van Gaal now in charge at Old Trafford, it remains to be seen as to whether Nani is shipped out under the new regime. Since the end of last season, a number of Manchester United stars have already departed the club, with the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vicid having exited. Full-back Alex Buttner also left the club in favour of a move to Russian outfit Dynamo Moscow.
If Nani does leave the Theatre of Dreams in this window, then United fans will be hoping some of their other wide-men step up next term. Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young also struggled to find their best form at times in the 2013/14 season, and will be targeting success under the new regime.
Adnan Januzaj, meanwhile, who excelled under David Moyes, will be looking to make an impact once again this season, as United go in search of glory. The likes of Shinji Kagawa and Juan Mata, who featured out wide on occasions last term, will be hoping to play in their favoured No.10 position under the Dutch coach.
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