Diego sung the Portuguese international’s praises in a recent press conference held at the Topuk Yayla training grounds.
“I do not know Nani personally but I know he is a fantastic player and these types of transfers are what the club needs let us see what happens now,” Ribas was quoted as saying by Fanatik.
Fenerbahçe sporting director Guilliano Terraneo has travelled to Portugal to go over the final details with the agent of Manchester United winger Nani, a close source told Turkish-football.com.
The Portuguese international winger would become the most highly paid player in the Fenerbahçe squad should the transfer go ahead as planned.
Nani is expected to arrive in Turkey at the end of the week to complete his transfer to the Istanbul giants. The Yellow Canaries would have completed their third signing of the transfer window should the deal go ahead.
Fenerbahçe have already signed Lille defender Simon Kjaer on a four year deal last week as well as Bursaspor duo Fernandao and Şener Özbayraklı.
Diego joined Fenerbahçe from Wolfsburg last season and is expected to stay at the Istanbul giants over the summer despite being linked with moves to Brazil.