Monday 16 October 2017

Mark Bowen confirms Stoke's interest in Nani

Stoke are interested in Portugal winger Nani.
Stoke are interested in Portugal winger Nani.

Assistant manager Mark Bowen has confirmed Stoke's interest in Portugal international Nani.

The former Manchester United winger, currently preparing for a Euro 2016 semi-final against Wales, left Old Trafford for Fenerbahce last summer after a season on loan at Sporting Lisbon.

However, Potters boss Mark Hughes is keen to bring the 29-year-old back to England, although he faces competition from Valencia.

"I know there is an interest there. Valencia are a big club but it is the draw of the Premier League," Bowen told talkSPORT.

"He is player that Mark 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.

"If he is ready to come back, then I'm sure there will be a lot of clubs interested in him."

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