10 July 2014 16:35
Manchester City playmaker Samir Nasri has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions.
The Frenchman moved to the Etihad Stadium in 2011 and has since scored 22 goals in 129 appearances.
He played a key part in City’s success last season, putting in a string of impressive performances and scoring in the 3-1 League Cup final win over Sunderland.
Nasri’s form has now been rewarded with fresh terms, much to his delight.
“I’m really happy to have signed this contract and to have committed my future with City,” Nasri told the club’s official website.
“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.
“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.”