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Nani closes on Fenerbahce move

Published 05/07/2015

Manchester United winger Nani is set to join Fenerbahce
Manchester United winger Nani is set to join Fenerbahce

Manchester United winger Nani has arrived in Istanbul to complete a move to Fenerbahce.

The 28-year-old Portugal international, who spent last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon, was greeted by huge crowds on Sunday evening as he jetted in ahead of a medical.

"I really am very happy to be here now," he was quoted as saying by the Fenerbahce website. "I see this as a new opportunity in my career. This is an opportunity for me to show myself. I want to be successful.

"I've seen all these fans coming out for me and I was really happy. I want to show them my best football. I always do the best that I can."

Nani, capped 86 times by his country, has played almost 150 games for United, but was sent on loan to Sporting last summer as part of the deal to bring in defender Marco Rojo and it has long been apparent that his Old Trafford career is over.

Nani told the fans he has heard much about Fener from his international team-mates Bruno Alves and Raul Meireles.

"Fenerbahce are a club I have always known," he said. "Fener is a club that aims high. With the national team I play with Bruno Alves and Raul Meireles and it is very nice for me to come here and feel like I have family. I hope I can quickly fit in."

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