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Manchester City Slash Price of French Playmaker Samir Nasri

Manchester City owned Samir Nasri is a player unwanted by the club and it appears few around Europe are interested in signing the Frenchman either.



The playmaker was on loan to La Liga side Sevilla last season where he played 23 matches and tallied two goals. Manchester City had wanted £16 million for Nasri, but the team have now lowered their asking price to £12m, according to reports.

Nasri is on £150,000-a-week and few clubs are interested in signing him based on his incredibly high wages. The former Arsenal man has scored 36 goals in 210 English Premier League matches. However, his loan at Sevilla was seen as a bust, and he came under criticism for being sent off in the Champions League knockout stage versus Leicester. Sevilla ended up being eliminated by the English club.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is believed to want Nasri out of the club and has no plans of playing the Frenchman in his side.

While the club is struggling to sell Nasri, his former club Marseille have shown some interest in signing him. However, his wages and the transfer demand has put the club off the 29-year-old so far.

Samir Nasri Key Stats 2016-17:

  • 2 goals in 23 La Liga matches
  • 3 assists in 23 La Liga matches
  • 1.6 key passes per La Liga match
  • 89.5% pass success rate in La Liga

Manchester City are still trying to work out a deal with Tottenham to sign Kyle Walker, but last week it was reported Spurs had raised their price.