Nasri signs new Man City deal

Samir Nasri has signed a new long-term contract with Premier League champions Manchester City, the club’s official website has confirmed.

The France international has put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal, tying him to City until 2019. The 27-year-old moved to the Etihad Stadium from Arsenal in 2011, and has made 129 appearances for the club, scoring 22 goals and twice winning the title.

“I’m really happy to have signed this contract and to have committed my future with City,” Nasri said. 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,” he continued.

“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.”

Nasri first came to English football in 2008 when the Gunners bought the midfielder from Marseille. He went on to play 125 times under Arsene Wenger, scoring 27 times.

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