Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Nasri Set To Complete Manchester City Move
Samir Nasri has completed his medical at Manchester City and is expected to finalise his move from Arsenal on Wednesday. The 24-year-old France international was due to travel to Manchester for a medical examination on Tuesday, Arsenal said before the north London team flew to Italy for a Champions League playoff against Udinese. The Blues agreed a fee with Arsenal earlier in the day, as a summer-long transfer saga began to edge towards a conclusion. Arsenal was compelled to sell Nasri because he turned down a new contract and could have left on a free transfer next year when his most recent deal expired. Arsenal is reported to be receiving £24 million ($40 million) from City. The attacking midfielder, who can play centrally or on either wing, scored 27 goals in 124 appearances since joining Arsenal from Marseille in July 2008. Despite Arsenal's failure to seriously challenge for the English league title, last season was Nasri's most productive with 15 goals — 10 in the Premier League. Nasri will be joining a City squad already including the attacking talents of Spain midfielder David Silva, England winger Adam Johnson and Argentina forward Sergio Aguero.