Anantax wrote:Is it cnfmd the contract for more money (higher salary?)
i used to ink that the contract is good piece of business more than anything : Nani gets a chance to prove himself, but United has a long window in which to sell him without his value decreasing
I have not seen the details of Nani's new contract published, but I doubt he turned down offers to move in order to stay and sign for less money. Since Nani believes he is worth more, I can't see him signing a five year deal for the same money, either. Even if it was a token amount which allowed him to save face, I can only see Nani signing a contract of that length for more money. I could be wrong, but it's beside the point. Nani was not re-signed in order to sit on the sub's bench. The question is, will he play on the left and keep Januzaj out of the side, or will he play on the right?
As for being a smart move by United, I'm not sure that there's much to that. A five year deal means that the decision to keep or sell the player should be made by the end of the third year. Do we really need three more
years to determine if Nani is going to make it or not? What kind of price would he fetch in three years? He'd be older and still not have been good enough for United. The clubs that now see him as having potential, would surely begin to lose interest by then.
To me, it looks a lot like the same kind of brilliant business that had us exercising the option on Berbatov's contract (keeping him, rather than letting him move for £25M), not playing him, and then selling him for £8M.