Nani has announced that he is leaving Orlando City after three seasons with the Major League Soccer team.
The former Manchester United and Portugal star served as captain for Orlando, helping the team reach the playoffs twice and reach the MLS is Back final in 2020.
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Nani’s announcement comes days after Orlando lost to Nashville in the first round of the MLS Cup playoffs.
Since joining Orlando in 2019, he has scored 28 goals and 23 assists in 77 appearances (64 starts). The winger was also a two-time MLS star.
Nani wrote on Twitter: “Orlando is a city that I can call my home, with great people and wonderful supporters, but my contract has expired and there was a decision by the club not to extend it.” “It was an honor for the club to make their first-ever playoff appearance and reach the MLS is Back Final.
“I will never forget how the fans and the community have supported me and my family from the moment we arrived in Florida. I will have a friend and a fan in the future. I wish you all the best.”
Nani’s departure opens a prestigious position for the player assigned to Orlando. The Lions will have two locations open for fighting competitions, with Mauricio Pereyra being the only one on the list.
The 2022 MLS season kicks off in February.