Man United packed Nani off to Sporting Lisbon on a season long loan last August and fans were quite happy about it. He never hit the heights that were expected of him and everyone seemed happy to wash their hands. However, there's still the small matter of the winger's wages.
United have continued to pay his £110,000 a week wages while he was on loan at Sporting and now he's coming back. He enjoyed a successful stint with the Lisbon side, scoring 11 goals in 35 games, however, the deal will not be made permanent as Sporting cannot afford to pay Nani's wages.
The Old Trafford side are now liable for the remainder of his contract which amounts to a hefty £17 million. However United are well stocked with wingers and Louis Van Gaal has made it clear that Nani has no future at Old Trafford. The only logical step seems to be for Nani to leave on a permanent deal. Yet the high cost of his wages is likely to make it difficult for United to ship him elsewhere.
Nani, who had the most assists in the Premier League way back in the 2010/2011 season, was handed a five year contract by David Moyes in September 2013.