Portugal legend Nani back for third spell at Sporting Lisbon

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

Published: 12th July 2018 04:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 04:23 AM   |  A+A-

In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo Martin Demichelis of Argentina, left, is challenged by Nani of Portugal during their International Friendly soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. | AP

By AFP

LISBON: 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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