world soccer 11.7.2018 08:54 pm

Nani back for third spell at Sporting

AFP / Ozan Kose<br />Manchester United's former midfielder Luis Nani waves to fans after the signing ceremony of his new contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul on July 6, 2015

AFP / Ozan Kose
Manchester United's former midfielder Luis Nani waves to fans after the signing ceremony of his new contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul on July 6, 2015

Nani is returning to Sporting Lisbon for a third spell, the Portugal Euro 2016 winner signing a two-year deal with his old club on Wednesday.

The former Manchester United winger began his career at Sporting, leaving in 2007 only to return on loan from United in 2014.

The 31-year-old arrives from Valencia having been loaned to Lazio last season, Sporting announced in a statement.

Nani, his country’s third most-capped player, missed out on the World Cup where Portugal lost to Uruguay in the last 16.

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