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Nani joins Fenerbahce from Manchester United for €6m

Fenerbahce have confirmed they will present Nani as their new signing on Monday after his move from Manchester United.

Nani, who spent last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon, was greeted by huge crowds on Sunday evening as he jetted in ahead of a medical.

The Turkish side then announced on their official website that the 28-year-old Portugal international would be presented to fans at the club's Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul at 6 p.m. local time on Monday.

Later on Monday, they confirmed the completion of the deal, adding in a further statement that they would pay United €6 million and sign Nani to a three-year contract. 

"I really am very happy to be here now," Nani said. "I see this as a new opportunity in my career. This is an opportunity for me to show myself. I want to be successful.

"I've seen all these fans coming out for me and I was really happy. I want to show them my best football. I always do the best that I can."

Nani is greeted by fans at the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul.

Nani, capped 86 times by his country, has played almost 150 games for United, but was sent on loan to Sporting last summer as part of the deal to bring in defender Marco Rojo and it has long been apparent that his Old Trafford career is over.

Nani told the fans he has heard much about Fener from his international teammates Bruno Alves and Raul Meireles.

"Fenerbahce are a club I have always known," he said. "Fener is a club that aims high. With the national team I play with Bruno Alves and Raul Meireles and it is very nice for me to come here and feel like I have family. I hope I can quickly fit in."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.


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