Sunday, 2 August 2009

[2008] Nani was on top of the transfer list

this post was published exactly one year ago:

Catalan sports paper Sport claims that Manchester United winger and Portuguese international Nani (21) was at the beginning of this year one of the three names (together with Daniel Alves and Franck Ribéry) on top of the Barcelona transfer list for the 2008-2009 season.

Because the Barcelona technical staff was convinced that the Portuguese will be one of the best football players in the coming years, Nani was one of the first options on which Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain started working.

Begiristain contacted Jorge Mendes, the agent of Nani, who was very clear when he told the sports director that a transfer was simply impossible.

Manchester United had just paid 25 million euro° for the player last summer and would no way allow Nani to leave after only one season. Barcelona understood the message and didn't even ask the English champions to start talking about a transfer.

Read more 2 August 2008 news:
Txiki on Eto'o, Benzema, Henry and other strikers
Inter thinking about Marquez
Silva is again the top target

1 comment:

one year ago, readers said...

pep said...

25 million euro =
39 million us dollar
20 million british pound

Anonymous said...

Sport are making sensational news like that everyday just to keep attention at their media. I don't believe anything they write.

Hauns said...

Anyway, it would've made sense. Nani would be exactly what we need on the left wing, the guy can score goals and assist.

We're even reportedly interested during the 06/07 campaign, before ManU snapped him up.

getver said...

Maybe they could have invested the 25 million for Henry in this guy last summer? I don't know if it could have worked but there are so little top wingers and since we play 4-3-3 we should have the courage to invest there.

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