Nani is looking for new club after being released, it's been a nightmare season
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Nani is currently a free agent after A-League side Melbourne Victory confirmed his departure after just ten months in Australia.
The 36-year-old former Manchester United winger, who enjoyed a trophy-laden eight year spell at Old Trafford, has since played for Fenerbahce, Valencia, Lazio, Sporting CP and MLS outfit Orlando City.
He joined the ranks at Melbourne last summer after a brief spell at Serie A side Venezia but the former Portugal international made his last appearance for the Victoria-based side in January.
Nani suffered a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament against Brisbane Roar, which ruled him out for the rest of the 2022/23 campaign.
After failing to find the net during his time with Melbourne, the A-League side, who finished second-bottom in the league standings this season, released a statement to confirm the 36-year-old's departure.
"Melbourne Victory can confirm that Luis Nani will depart the Club after the completion of the 2022/23 Isuzu UTE A-League season," they wrote.
"The Portuguese international made ten A-League Men’s appearances for Victory before suffering an injury in January that ruled him out for the remainder of the season.
"The Club would like to thank Nani for his contribution and wishes him the best for the future."
Nani leaves Melbourne and is free on the market…— All Things Alvalade (@ATAlvalade) May 31, 2023
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Nani, who was labelled one of the biggest transfers in A-League history when he joined last summer, has also released a statement after his departure was confirmed.
"As I conclude my time at the club, I would like thank all of you for the love and support over the season, on and off the pitch," he said.
"Unfortunately, the injury I suffered prevented me from helping the club as I had intended to, but I will still cherish the time I spent in Australia dearly. I would also like to thank the club staff and the A-League for making me feel at home.
"I wish everyone in Melbourne all the best in the future, and will always be a supporter of MVFC."