Updated: Jul 10, 2014 4:36 pm
Manchester City have announced Samir Nasri has signed a five year contract extension at the Etihad.
The French midfielder joined the Sky Blues from Arsenal in 2011 and has made 129 appearances for the club, scoring 22 goals. Nasri’s contract extension will run until 2019.
Following his £24 million move the 27 year old has gone onto win the League Cup and two Premier League championships and says he is looking forward to spending the best years of his career at City:
“I’m really happy to have signed this contract and to have committed my future with City. Its exactly what I wanted when I joined this club and I am very happy that I found an agreement and I hope that we continue winning 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.
The French International admitted he struggled to adapt when he first moved to Manchester but is now settled and is enjoying his football.
“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.”