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Samir Nasri Says He Wants to Play in MLS After Leaving Manchester City

samir nasri Samir Nasri Says He Wants to Play in MLS After Leaving Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri says he’s interested in playing for a Major League Soccer team after he leaves Manchester City, and before he finishes his playing career at Olympique Marseille (OM), the club where he began his professional career.

Quoted in L’Equipe newspaper, Nasri said:

“Clearly, economic reality stops me from thinking about playing at OM right now.

“In the future, I don’t know yet. I would like to discover the MLS. I love American culture.”

Could Nasri end up playing at New York City FC, the new Major League Soccer team that will launch in 2015? That would seem like the most logical move for 26-year-old Nasri. His current contract at Manchester City runs out during the summer of 2015.

Nasri is currently under contract at Manchester City, where the French footballer is focused on improving his game and becoming more consistent.

“I had a talk with Manuel Pellegrini. We’ll see what happens.

“He came to me the first day and told me that he was counting on me, that I would be an important player, that I was going to play.

“We’ll see – I’m not worrying about it. If I’m good, the coach will play me. He’s just arrived and he has to get results.”

What are your thoughts regarding the story? Would Nasri be a good fit for New York City FC? Have your say in the comments section below.

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9 Responses to Samir Nasri Says He Wants to Play in MLS After Leaving Manchester City

  1. christian says:

    He can go now if he’d like.

  2. jtm371 says:

    just another reason not to watch the mls!

  3. Flyvanescence says:

    In 8 years he’ll be over the hill enough for MLS to be interested in him

  4. Frill Artist says:


  5. goatslookshifty says:

    Good to know he wants to play MLS for all the right reasons…because he likes American culture. Just like I want to move to France because I like French fries.

  6. Gigster says:

    NYCFC blows. Cosmos rule.

  7. Ty says:

    Cashri is looking for those stacks Beckham made. Mls is the best place to make some good money after eak years, to bad the b**** is not very marketable.

  8. Joe Allen says:

    He would be better off playing in a Muslim Country. The US is a racist society and he would not get the treatment he deserves or the environment he would feel comfortable playing in and practicing his Islamic Faith.
    Just my 2 cents!

  9. Jeff says:

    Cashri? Hahahaha. Yeah, he should’ve stayed at Arsenal and never win anything. Ever.

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