Manchester United Transfer News: Tom Ince an Excellent Replacement for Nani

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Manchester United Transfer News: Tom Ince an Excellent Replacement for Nani
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AC Milan have their sights set on United striker Nani in the January transfer window, according to

While Sir Alex Ferguson will likely have to come down off of his current asking price, he would be wise to work out a deal with the Italian giants, especially if rumors of his pursuit of 20-year-old Englishman Tom Ince are accurate (

Nani has been, to put it kindly, maddening during his time at Old Trafford. His game has been inconsistent, with nobody quite sure what to expect from one match to another. That inconsistency has led Ferguson to starting him in only four contests this season.

Ferguson is said to want £20 million in exchange for the 25-year-old, with reporting that Milan are offering closer to £12 million.

An amount of £8 million is a sizable gap to traverse, but considering that it may only cost Ferguson £5-£7 million to land Ince, it's worth taking less than he wants in order to move on from the Nani era.

While Ince plays for Blackpool in the Champions League against competition inferior to what he'd face in the EPL, what he can add to Manchester's offense cannot be denied.

He's found the back of the net six times in eight games, also proving to be a facilitator for his teammates, adding six assists as well.

Ince is younger and has far more upside than Nani, who has reportedly told Ferguson he wants around £120,000 a week in a new deal, according to the Daily Mirror.

He has deep ties to Old Trafford. His father, Paul, was a ferocious midfielder for United in the early '90s and played a key role in the club's rise to international prominence.

It's obvious that Nani has no future with the club, while Ince could be the future.

It's on Sir Alex to make these moves happen. If taking a step backward, financially, is what it takes to move forward, so be it.

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