Manchester City's Samir Nasri admits interest in MLS move

Samir Nasri

The Frechman wants to eventually make the same move as former New York Red Bulls captain and compatriot Thierry Henry.

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has told the Daily Mail of his plans to follow in Thierry Henry’s footsteps in moving to MLS in the future.

Nasri, 27, joined the Premier League champions from Arsenal in August 2011 for around £25 million, and has since netted 25 goals in 157 total appearances for the club, while adding 37 assists in the process.

The Frenchman penned a new deal until 2019 in the summer but, after seeing his former Gunners teammate and compatriot star with the New York Red Bulls for five seasons, has outlined his plans to take his career to the States down the road.

Ruling out a return to France at the same time, the former Marseille man said: “I would like to play MLS, not go back to France.”

“Maybe I would go back to Marseille but it would be too difficult - maybe impossible.

“I would like the MLS, like Thierry Henry. I love the lifestyle in USA and everything about it.”

With the likes of David Villa, Kaka, Robbie Keane and Sebastian Giovinco all now calling MLS home, and Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard set to arrive in the summer, there’s no doubt that more big-name stars will arrive in the States in the coming seasons as the league’s profile continues to grow.

Nasri himself would no doubt be a major addition but, with the Blues star in his prime and still a big part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans at the Etihad Stadium, one can imagine him remaining in the Premier League for a good while longer.

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