Mark Hughes‘ Stoke revolution continues as the Potters’ boss is interested in bringing Nani to the Britannia.
The former Manchester United winger has been in fine form at the EUROs with Portugal, helping lead the team to their second straight semifinal at the tournament.
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After a solid campaign in which he scored 12 goals for Fenerbahce in the Turkish Super Lig last season, the club’s president said Nani would be sold to Spanish side Valencia this summer.
However, with a deal yet to be made, Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen has said that the Potters could be in line to make a move for the 29-year-old former Champions League winner.
I know there is an interest there. Valencia are a big club but it is the draw of the Premier League.
He is player that Mark [Hughes] admires a lot and he has had a very good tournament. Without giving too much away, there is an interest there and let’s see what happens.
In my opinion, he left the Premier League far too early. He had his time at Manchester United and had been a big player for them and he seemed to drift away rather than step into another club in the Premier League.
With his buyout clause at Fenerbahce just over $9 million, Stoke could surely offer a higher fee than Valencia as well as better wages should Nani want to return to the Premier League.
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Mark Hughes has revitalized Stoke since taking charge of the club in 2013, changing their style of play while leading the team to three consecutive ninth-place finishes. Historically known as a hard-nosed, old-school football club, Hughes has signed skill players in the likes of Bojan, Marko Arnautovic, and Xherdan Shaqiri to turn Stoke into a club on the rise in the Premier League.