Samir Nasri signs new 5 year Manchester City deal

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French international, Samir Nasri, has been rewarded for his resurgent form by signing an improved £200,000 a week deal with Premier League Champions Manchester City, as reported by the Daily Mail

Nasri signed for Manchester City in 2011 for £24 million, after spending three years with Premier League rivals Arsenal.

Return to form

The 27-year old endured a difficult first few seasons at the Etihad and was singled out by former manager Roberto Mancini, for not giving 100%, however since the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini, the French international has enjoyed a welcome return to form with 12-goals and 11-assists in all competitions during their 2013/14 campaign.

During his first three years in Manchester, Nasri has scored 22-goals in 129-appearances, and has won two Premier League titles as well as the League Cup with the club.

Approaching his peak

The 27-year old has clearly become an important member of Pellegrini's plans going forward and considering his age, City have a player that will be approaching his peak over the next few years.

"I'm really happy to have signed this contract and to have committed my future with City," he told the club's official website.

"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.

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"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."

Nasri a quality performer


Nasri will be one of the few international class players at City that returns to pre-season refreshed after not making the French World Cup squad.

It is thought that his failure to make the trip to Brazil was a decision not based on form but one that came about as a result of him falling out with French manager Didier Deschamps

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