Shoya Nakajima to return to Portugal?
Shoya Nakajima, who left Portuguese side Portimonense for a huge €35million last February to join Qatari outfit Al Duhail, could be on his way back to Portuguese shores.
Japanese international Nakajima, who is currently representing his country in the Copa America, is currently managed by Jose Mourinho's former assistant manager Rui Faria, the Portuguese coach now manager of the Qatari side.
The move to Asia came as a surprise, and was even greeted with some disappointment to many in Europe, who felt that Nakajima had a lot to offer the European game.
Indeed, Nakajima was even heavily linked with a move to the English Premier League, with both Southampton and Wolves believed to have been considering a move for the Japanese winger, before he eventually moved to Qatar.
However, the tricky Japanese attacker, who performed so brilliantly for Portimonense during his one and a half years in Portugal, could return to the country this summer, with Porto believed to be interested in bringing him to the club.
Porto manager Sergio Conceicao is known to be a big admirer of the diminutive Japanese forward, and with Algerian international Yacine Brahimi leaving the club this summer after his contract expired, the door has opened for Shoya Nakajima to fill the void left behind by the long-serving Porto man.
Nakajima, 24, is not enjoying his football in Qatar, and would be open to a return to Europe - and playing for one of the best teams in Portugal is undoubtedly a tempting proposal.
The issue comes with the fees. Porto will not be able to purchase the player, particularly considering how much Poritmonense sold him for just a matter of months ago, but a loan move could be possible.
Initially, Nakajima's move out of the continent was hypothesised to be a cunning ploy by French giants PSG to sign the player, who were themselves looking to find a way to get round financial fair play difficulties.
It was suspected that Nakajima would stay in Qatar for the rest of last season, as he did, before then joining PSG for a much smaller fee this summer.
This loophole was anticipated due to the fact that the owner of PSG is also the owner of the Qatari outfit.