Just prior to the turn of the year, Sir Alex Ferguson was asked during a media briefing if Nani had a future at Manchester United (via the club's official website). The manager's swift, unequivocal response?
"Yes. Absolutely. Why would I want to let him go?"
There had been speculation over a possible January departure for the Portuguese winger prior to that point, but Ferguson all but killed off any further rumors.
The Scotsman spoke highly of Nani that day, indicating chief executive David Gill was negotiating a contract extension with the winger's representatives and concluded "we won’t be letting him go."
There is little reason to doubt Ferguson's intentions, especially if Nani reiterates his usefulness to Man United with a productive second half to the season.
Things can change in football, though, and should Ferguson's plans for Nani alter, there are certain to be clubs interested in signing a talented, if slightly inconsistent performer.
Here are five such possible clubs who could benefit from adding Nani and might well be interested if he was available, as well as destinations where Nani would be happy to ply his trade.