Samir Nasri set to sign new five-year deal at Manchester City
French star happy to commit to long-term future at the Etihad
Samir Nasri: left out of the French squad but ready to sign a new long-term deal with Premier League champions Manchester City. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images
Samir Nasri is expected to sign a new five-year deal at Manchester City when the Frenchman finishes his holiday, with the club hopeful that Joe Hart, Edin Dzeko, and Aleksandar Kolarov will follow suit by signing contract extensions after the World Cup.
While City would also like James Milner to agree fresh terms the midfielder is reluctant to do so as he wants to leave to play more regular first-team football.
As Nasri is not in Didier Deschamps’s France squad for the World Cup, he is expected to be the first to commit himself to City, following the 26-year-old’s fine season in the club’s title win.
Nasri, who has two years left on his current deal, scored seven goals in 29 league starts including a vital late equaliser in the 2-2 draw with Sunderland on April 16th and the opener in the 2-0 win over West Ham United on the final day that clinched City a second championship in three years.
His decision to tie himself to City signals contentment at the club and represents a turnaround from a year ago when Nasri struggled under Roberto Mancini, the former manager, and appeared likely to leave.
But the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini signalled a turn in fortunes for the French man.