Former Manchester United and Portugal winger Luis Nani has joined Melbourne Victory in one of the A-biggest League’s signings in years.
The 35-year-old will join on a two-year contract from Italian club Venezia, having previously played in the United States, Spain, and Turkey since leaving United in 2015.
Nani, who was capped 112 times for Portugal and won the Premier League four times with Manchester United after joining the Old Trafford club in 2007, is arguably the biggest name to play Australian club football since Alessandro Del Piero in 2012.
“I’m excited to be coming to the A-League with Melbourne Victory and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead,” said Nani, who was part of Portugal’s Euro 2016 winning side.
Melbourne Victory will play Manchester United in a friendly on Friday, as part of the English club’s pre-season tour of Asia and Australia, but it is not expected that Nani will be available to face his former team.