Nani signs for Fenerbahce: Wild scenes in Istanbul as Manchester United winger completes £4.5m move to Turkish side

Nani has given a hero's welcome

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Nani has completed his £4.5m move from Manchester United to Fenerbahce.

Wild scenes greeted the winger as he arrived in Istanbul over the weekend to undergo his medical, the transfer was confirmed today.

Portugal international Nani leaves Old Trafford permanently after spending last season on loan with former club Sporting Lisbon.

"I really am very happy to be here now," he 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.

Chaos ensues in Istanbul as Nani arrives

"Fenerbahce are a club I have always known. Fener is a club that aims high."

Nani won four Premier League titles and the Champions League after joining United in 2007 and scored 41 goals in 230 appearances.

He signed a five-year contract in 2013 but then began to fall out of favour and returned to Sporting as part of the deal that took Marcos Rojo in the opposite direction last summer.

He could be back at Old Trafford as early as next month with Fenerbahce potential Champions League qualifying opponents for United.