Nasri’s Man United deal moves closer

WTTGT Writer: Simon Bourne (Site Editor)

In the news today:

In Arsenal midfielder, Samir Nasri the Gunners have the nucleous of their team. With Cesc Fabregas seemingly on route to Barcelona, it would be a major blow to lose their fledging Frenchman in the same transfer window.

It’s common knowledge now that Nasri is entering the final year of his contract, and could leave on a Bosman free transfer next summer. With this in mind, Wenger must decide whether the club should cash in Nasri, and look elsewhere for a replacement.

The biggest shock is that Nasri is repeatedly being linked with arch-rivals, Manchester United. Last week, French compatriot and Man. United full-back, Patrice Evra encouraged Samir to join him at United and the rumour was since laughed off; but now Nasri has even refused to rule out the deal.

Speaking to the French sports programme, Telefoot, Nasri said: “I don’t know if I will sign a new contract, the discussions are ongoing.

“Do I want to go to United? First, we should see if it’s real and concrete.”

Nasri started last season in dynamite form but fizzled out towards the end of the campaign. With a record of 27 goals in 124 appearances since joining in 2008, he would be a difficult man to replace.

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5 Responses to Nasri’s Man United deal moves closer

  1. brian@smrrecycling.co.za June 6, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    A grea loss for he gunners bu not unexpected. A player of his talents wants to be part of a winning team . Arsenal just cantt match the oher big teams in Europe. Wengers approach to the problem and his perrenial excuses will lead to Arsenal becoming anoher average a best team without any trully world class players wanting to be part of them.

  2. arjay@cwgsy.net June 6, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    One of the silliest headlines I have ever read. If I had read it in a newspaper, I could understand.
    There is no way, Arsenal would sell Nasri to an EPL rival.
    In any event, Man Utd shouldn't be able to afford him with their precarious financial position.
    If Nasri's demands adversely affect Arsenal's wage structure, he should go.
    We should all bear in mind, however, that much of this posturing at the present time, could be the work of Nasri's
    agent(s). Just the sort of tactic these greedy leeches excell in.

  3. Darren June 6, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    I am not sure it is the silliest headline ever. I think a comment like this might well have been seen on a Spurs website when Berba was being linked to United, or a Livepool site when Torres was being talked about in relation to Chelsea. I didn't expect Toure to be sold to one of our rivals ni Manchester City and look what happened there.

    Money talks at the end of the day, and if Nasri's agent thinks he can get extra cash out of United, and Arsenal get a decent enough offer to save them losing a £20m player at the end of the season for nothing, it might well happen.

    I don't think it will however… but it's not impossible.

  4. arjay@cwgsy.net June 6, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    @Darren
    There is no way, financial or otherwise, that Nasri would be sold to United. The Board wouldn't sanction it, nor would the fans, IMO. If Nasri goes it will be to the Continent even if this means a lower fee. That is why the headline is silly, as is so much spurious transfer news the media churns out each Summer.

  5. Darren June 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    I guess this is why we love it so much. If it wasn't for gossip, what would we have to talk about in the boozer on a Friday? 🙂

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