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Man Utd cult hero Nani set to make move to Australia with Melbourne Victory on free transfer after leaving Venezia

FORMER Manchester United star Nani is poised to become big Down Under … by landing a move to Australian club Melbourne Victory.

The Portugal winger, 35, has spent the past six months in Italy with Venezia.

Man Utd legend Nani is heading to Australia for his next football adventure

The Portuguese winger has spent the last six months at Venezia

His arrival in January couldn’t help them beat the drop.

And even though he still has a year remaining on his deal there, the Venice outfit will release Nani following their relegation from Serie A.

Aussie reports now claim A-League side Victory will snap him up as a marquee signing for the new season.

Managed by former Crystal Palace defender Tony Popovic, they finished league runners-up last term.

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Aussie football chiefs hope his arrival will give the game a boost following a slump in attendances last season.

Australian Professional League chief executive Danny Townsend said earlier this year: “I look at marquee players as ‘bums on seats’ players.

“They are genuine world class stars, and our game needs it.

“Our game needs a sugar hit. Let’s get lots of sugar into it over the off-season, and you’ll start to see a bunch of players come into the league next season that will put bums on seats.”

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Nani won the Champions League and four Premier League titles during eight years at Old Trafford.

Signed from hometown club Sporting Lisbon in 2007, he also helped the Red Devils lift the Club World Cup, two League Cups and four Community Shields.

The winger made 230 United appearances, scoring 40 goals.

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Nani left for Turks Fenerbahce in 2015, and has since played for Valencia, Lazio, Sporting and US side Orlando City.

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