Leaving aside all the ranting & raving about other forwards, and transfer speculation...
Personally, I was delighted to hear we were signing Nando. I knew that what I'd seen of him showed he had a real gift for scoring goals, and I thought "Oh great!" (not being sarcastic). I felt like Rafa was putting down a marker on the table, saying that we were finally going after big names, showing the intent to compete directly with our rivals for the league. I felt Nando's arrival showed we were not just signing kids & prospects to fill out the squad and youths teams, but that we were also looking to build a team to challenge for the league in the immediate future.
Once Nando had arrived, I was drawn to his evident class and good attitude / likeable personality. He showed signs of blending into the team quickly, and I thought his experience would improve those around him. I still think that has happened, much like Robbie's signing has done. However, he was injured and unfit, and showed it would take time to come to full fitness. Being cup-tied in the CL was no help either.
Over the 18 months since Nando arrived, he has shown occasional glimpses of his former class, but has never strung it together. Team rotation, injuries and poor form seem to have robbed him of consistency and danger, and I now feel like he'll never produce his former form while in Liverpool. It's something that happens to some people, and you just have to accept it. After all, Rushie had a horror of a time in Juve, and we all know about his class... Perhaps this lack of performance is why Nando is SO frustrating in this respect - if he never ever showed any skill, we'd all mark him off as a complete dud, and want rid sharpish. But he has shown those glimpses, so we're split.
If Nando is to recover any shred of his old form, perhaps a move is the right thing for him personally. Certainly, for LFC, we are at a point where we cannot afford anyone not producing to the top level if we're to push on for the league title. It would gain a few million, free up a salary and make room for a better replacement. For these reasons, I think it may be time for Nando to move on.
Of course, if Nando does stay, and has a stormer of a season, I'll be bloody ecstatic!!!
Sorry it that's all muddled, but it reflects how I feel...
Nando, if you do go, go with my best wishes and fond, sentimental, regards. You've been a gentleman whilst here, and we'll miss you, as we do for so many of our past players. All the best in the future, whatever it may be.