Stoke assistant confirms interest in former Man Utd winger

Rob Conlon
Nani: Winger set to leave Fenerbahce this summer

Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen admits the club are interested in signing former Manchester United winger Nani.

Nani has previously been linked with Liverpool and Everton this summer, while it is understood Valencia have bid £7million for the 29-year-old.

The Portuguese spent seven years at United, winning the Champions League and four Premier League titles, although his inconsistency often frustrated the Old Trafford faithful.

However, Nani has been somewhat revitalised this season, impressing for both Fenerbahce and Portugal, and Bowen revealed to talkSPORT that Stoke are eyeing a move for the player.

“I know there is an interest there. Valencia are a big club, but it is the draw of the Premier League,” he said.

“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.”