Samir Nasri Wants To Quit Man City To Join Sevilla On A Permanent Deal
Out-of-favour Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has officially completed a season-long loan move to La Liga side Sevilla this summer.
However, Nasri has displayed incredible form this season after joining the La Liga side on loan.
In the present loan deal, Sevilla do not have the liberty to permanently buy out the former Arsenal star, but foottheball sources claim that the Spanish giants are keen on tying down the player and would splurge huge cash for striking a permanent deal next summer.
A source close to Manchester City told The Sun: “City are keen to discuss the situation. The two clubs have a good relationship.”
“They have had dealings with Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo. Samir is having a great time and loving the lifestyle.”
The French playmaker is expected to make a return to Man City during Christmas in order to negotiate his future at the club.
Nasri’s contract at Manchester City expires in 2018 and he presently earns £130,000-a-week. It is believed that the Premier League giants would set an asking price of £12m for the French midfielder.
Nasri has played a pivotal role in guiding Sevilla to the second spot in La Liga after 9 games – with three goals to his name so far.
Earlier Nasri had revealed that he would like to move to MLS in the later stages of his career but at present he is enjoying his time in La Liga, as it suits his style.
The former Marseille player had joined Man City from Arsenal in 2011 for a transfer fee of £25m.
The French midfielder had been hit by a series of injuries and failed to earn game time over the last few seasons. He almost spent the entire last season on the sidelines after pulling up a serious injury.
After taking charge at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola had made it clear that Nasri does not fit in his plans for the new season. Nasri did not feature in Man City’s pre-season training due to weight issues. The French midfielder was introduced as a substitute in the final minutes 15 minutes of the game against West Ham. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager had also dropped Nasri from Manchester City’s Champions League squad this season before he moved to Sevilla on season-long loan.