Samir Nasri has denied he moved to Manchester City to follow the money trail as he reiterated that the move north was mainly for footballing reasons, the Independent report.
Arsene Wenger is among others to suggest the Frenchman left the Emirates primarily to treble his wages with the mega-rich Sky Blues, but these claims are strongly denied by Nasri.
“Money is not really a factor, but people can think what they like. I know what was behind my decision; it was a choice about football and you will see that at the end of the season when we lift a trophy. I was not going for three times the money because Arsenal offered me an extension as well. Money doesn’t buy happiness, that’s for sure.” he stated.
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ITV favour United game.
Man City have been snubbed in favour of their neighbours Man Utd as ITV decided to show the Red Devils rather than Roberto Mancini’s men, on the opening night of this season’s Champions League campaign, the Mail online report.
The Premier League champions’ game against Benfica will be shown over Man City’s debut in the competition, a decision which backs Sir Alex Ferguson’s men as the biggest draw in European football. United attract the biggest TV audiences in England, but City’s European bow against Napoli is also generating massive interest, however, a source said it was a tricky decision.
“A choice had to be made for their opening fixture. City are in the news a great deal but United have a huge following and their visit to Benfica is a very attractive looking game.”
Kompany ready for title challenge.
In light of Samir Nasri’s reference to Man City being the new gal