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Thursday 10 July 2014

Nasri commits future to Man City with five-year deal

France playmaker tied to Barclays Premier League champions until 2019

Samir Nasri scores against West Ham United on the final day of last season

Samir Nasri has committed his future to Manchester City by signing a new five-year deal with the club.

The French playmaker, who joined Man City from Arsenal in 2011, has put pen to paper on a contract that will tie him to the Barclays Premier League champions until 2019.

Nasri has made 92 Barclays Premier League appearances for City, scoring 14 goals including the opening strike in the final match of last season - a 2-0 victory over West Ham United that clinched City's second title in three years.

"I'm looking forward to the new season and to defending our title again"
Samir Nasri

The former Marseille forward arrived from Arsenal after making 86 BPL appearances for the north London club and scoring 18 goals. Having won two BPL titles and the League Cup in his three years at Etihad Stadium, the 27-year-old is now looking forward to spending the peak years of his career with the Citizens.

"I'm really happy to have signed this contract and to have committed my future with City," Nasri told www.mcfc.com. "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."

Manchester City open the defence of their title with a trip to Newcastle United on the weekend of 16 August. To view City's pre-season schedule, click here >>.

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