Spurs Were Offered Man United's Nani, Politely Said "No Way"
Like a meat raffle in a rural pub, David Moyes rounded up the punter to let them bid on his prize.
The only trouble is - and totally unlike a meat raffle - the prize was something that nobody actually wanted.
According to Tomo Collomosse in the Standard, Spurs were one of 'several' clubs offered the chance to sign mercurial Portuguese winger Luis Nani - more commonly, and funnily, called simply Nani.
While there have been times in his deceptively long Manchester United career where the player has promised to be a world beater. Once another swarthy Portuguese winger left Old Trafford for pastures new, Nani looks to fill that considerable gap with goals, stepovers and, well, more stepovers, really.
When it worked it worked BRILLIANTLY, wonder goals against Chelsea and Tottenham proved that he had the minerals but lacked the ability to turn it out, week on week.
It's a shame, to me at least, that Nani never truly hit the heights. United fans balked when Fergie attempted to 'replace Ronaldo with Wigan's Antonio Valencia' but the Ecuadorian has gone on to become a terrifically more useful player than Nani - a player who frustrates and wiggles his way through games, often spending more time on the floor than the ground, only getting the chance to treble-backflip once or twice a season now.
That's just not good enough and no wonder why Timmy Sherwood - a man known for his love of pragmatism and mild cheddar - politely declined.
What next, though, for the winger? He's twenty-seven and going nowhere - surely a move back to Portugal is his only viable option? Helluva step down.