Nasri agrees new five-year deal
- 10 July 2014 15:30
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Samir Nasri has signed a new five-year deal with City.
The French play-maker, who joined the Blues from Arsenal in 2011, has committed his long-term future to the Club by penning a contract that will run until 2019.
Nasri has played 129 games for City so far, scoring 22 goals including 11 last season - his best haul yet in sky blue.
He scored the opening goal in the final day title-clincher against West Ham United last May and also was on target in the 3-1 Capital One Cup final win over Sunderland.
In his three years as a City player, he has won two Premier League titles and the League Cup and the 27-year-old admitted he is looking forward to spending the peak years of his career with the Blues.
“I’m really happy to have signed this contract and to have committed my future with City,” said Nasri.
It’s exactly what I wanted when I joined this club and I am very happy that I found an agreement and I hope that we can continue to win titles
“I’m 27 now and if you listen to some of the best managers in the game, they say that a midfield player’s best years are between 27 and 30 so I hope that I will give my best years to City.
“It took me time to adjust to living in Manchester because when you move here from London, it is a big change, but last year everything was perfect – I enjoyed my football and I love living in Manchester, feel very settled and I think that showed on the pitch.
“That’s why I’ve agreed this new contract – because I feel very much at home. Our supporters have been right behind me and it gives me the confidence to play my best game.
“Now I’m looking forward to the new season and to defending our title again.”
Watch out for CityTV’s exclusive Samir interview later this afternoon.