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United Target £25m Colombian To Replace Unsettled Nani

Manchester United have identified Porto’s £25m-rated ace James Rodriguez as a potential replacement for the unsettled Nani, who fears he may be sold this summer

The summer transfer window is open and Football Talk will bring you all the latest transfer news. Today, Man Utd are linked with a Colombian winger.


Manchester United have identified Porto winger James Rodriguez as a potential replacement for Nani, according to the Mirror.

The reports claims that Nani fears he may be forced to quit United after talks over a new contract stalled, with Inter Milan said to be keeping tabs on the situation.

The winger still has two years left to run on his current contract but United are yet to make a formal offer to extend that deal. Talks between the players representatives and club officials have stalled, with Nani thought to want a deal that reflects the progress he’s made in recent seasons, and United’s reluctance to put forward an offer has left him fearing he may be sold this summer.

The 25-year-old is also said to be angry at the lack of contact from the club while he’s been away at Euro 2012 with the Portugal squad. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson usually keeps in contact with his players when they’re away at international tournaments, but the lack of contact combined with the frustrations over contract talks has left Nani feeling unsettled.

The uncertainty over the future of Nani has meant United have been looking for alternatives, and Porto’s James Rodriguez is seen as a top target.

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The Mirror suggest that Sir Alex Ferguson has already had the £25m-rated Colombian scouted on several occasions, including trips to South America to watch him in action for the national team, while the 20-year-old has expressed his interest in making the move to Old Trafford.

Should Fergie decide to move for Rodriguez, he may face competition from Bayern Munich, with the German giants also thought to be keen.

Would you like to see Rodriguez replace Nani? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. opus michael

    June 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Gareth bale would be abetter replacement for nani and good signing for united

    • Mi,ijji kaduba allah

      June 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Jemes requrez is replace of nani better sign of united

  2. chal melak

    June 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

    really he replace nani

  3. Andyson

    June 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Rodriguex is gona be a great signing but i cant stand the depature of our wing wizard nani.

  4. Nura Lawal

    June 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Infact SAF should do everything possible to keep Nani in United squad ! Nani is one of d best wingers in d wrld nt even in United k

  5. Nura Lawal

    June 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Luv United k

  6. diamondant

    June 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Nani will is in deed a great striker united hav ever made,though we will miss him but his impact wil never be forgotten.He needs to be replaced wit Rodriguez as he seems fading out in everything.United needs a fresh breathe and strenghtened up players to reclaim d lost glory.We wish Him well in Juve.

  7. Utch9ja

    June 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Honestly, Nani is good. But if Sir feelz that Rodruiquez wil serve us better, no problem with that. But he (SAF) should try and get somebody who is not greedy. I mean one who finds it difficult to lay pass to his partner. Let there be distribution of passes so that we can score our goals and win our matches. Thanks

  8. chedon

    June 20, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Rodriguez james is a good winger but Alex should get the most ones we need firts like modric before replacing anybody bcos Nani still have much tin 2 deliver in future he has tarlent

  9. kobby

    June 20, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Nani should remain and now think on luka modric coming. Please we funs want 2 see luka.

  10. Eminent Obioha

    June 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Nani is one of d best player united haz ever gotten. I want Fagie to keep him and buy another player like James Rodriquez also, unlike what Mancity are doing. Am even sugesting high calibres of players like Modrich, Tiago, Lorrente etc so as jampack more players

  11. tochukwu ugwah

    June 22, 2012 at 7:49 am

    even if the porto fc lad is good,he may not ve acquired the same exprience wit nani,saf rebuilding a team is a gradual thing don,t over put inexprience in a team thanx.

  12. Ibikunle kehinde patrick

    June 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    As far as i’m concer Nani is a good player and the best winger Man u ever had,well if ferguson blv dat changing of Nani we make the team inprove he should go ahead.we need trophy.thanks.

  13. Kgentle

    June 23, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Pls let (SAF)keep nani,and go for modric

  14. kayode fagbegi

    June 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Rodriguez for Nani….that would be a great move especially as nani is quite greedy with the ball.
    I think Nani is scared of being benched and pls he is not united’s best winger and he’ll never be.

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