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Samir Nasri signs new five-year deal at Manchester City

A big reason for the midfielder to be cheerful after being excluded from the French World Cup squad.

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SAMIR NASRI HAS committed his long-term future to Manchester City after putting pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Premier League champions.

The Frenchman joined from Arsenal in 2011 and has won two championships in three seasons at Eastlands. But, at times, he has struggled for consistency. Last term though, he seemed to flourish under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini and scored eleven times.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Nasri admitted to having initially struggled after making the switch from North London.

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.”

Despite his impressive performances at club level, Nasri was shunned by French boss Didier Deschamps and left out of his country’s World Cup squad.

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