According to reports in the Metro, Inter Milan are keen on a swap deal for Nani involving Dutchman Wesley Sneijder.
While Manchester United have been strongly linked to the former Ajax and Real Madrid midfielder, losing their Portuguese wizard will surely not have been part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s plans.
This report from the Metro suggests a deal may appeal to Sir Alex, “Sir Alex Ferguson has been a long-term admirer of Sneijder, and although he would be reluctant to part with one of his outstanding players of the season, the temptation to finally land the midfield schemer may be too much to resist – especially with Paul Scholes in the twilight of his career.”
Regardless of the speculation, it’s evident that since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani has stepped into his fellow countryman’s breech and performed superbly, this season in particular. He has netted 9 times and provided 14 assists for The Red Devils.
It’s apparent there is a need for a goal scoring central midfielder at Old Trafford, although whether Fergie is willing to sacrifice the instrumental Nani to get Sneijder is debatable.