Just as many Barcelona players have been chipping in on the Fabregas saga, there has also been player input on the Nasri saga coming from fellow French international player Patrice Evra.
Although the gunners have prepared an exceptional contract, reported to be in the region of £115,000 a week, Nasri knows that significant wages can be provided by Manchester City, with Evra stating that only money would lure him away from the glory Manchester United could offer.
Following heavy speculation linking Nasri to both Manchester United and Manchester City, Evra has been quick to steer Nasri towards United and had this to say on the matter: “I’ve talked a lot with him in the holidays and told him how great it is to play for Manchester United and how important it would be for him to become one of the biggest players in the world.
“I remember I made that little joke saying that he’s a prince now but if he wants to be the king then he has to join Man United.
“But that’s the reality – and I’ve told him that. I said, ‘If you want to win trophies, you have to come here’.
“In five years I’ve won 12 trophies and I don’t know if I’d have won more than that with another club. So I just told him the truth.
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“I don’t know how negotiations are at the moment but he has a lot of clubs interested in him and he has to think.
“I just told him how good it would be for him coming here. He will have a nice welcome and I can help as well because I’m French.
“We’ve spoken a lot in the summer and also when we met up for friendly games with France at the end of the season. It was looking interesting but I don’t know, we’ll have to see.”
“If he goes to City it’s his choice. But I know, as a player, if I have Manchester United and Manchester City, I’d go straight away for United.
“It can be for the money. But I’d prefer to go for the glory. He said it’s a privilege a club like United want him but he has to think about his future and talk with his agent.”
As with Fabregas, its no surprise that Evra has jumped on board with Nasri as a favour for Sir Alex. With significantly smaller funds then City, the tactics employed seem eerily similar to Barcelona with United having to do what they can to make up the money deficit. Judging by what Nasri said recently about not being a mercenery, it would be expected that he would choose Manchester United over City, although it still remains to see whether Nasri will be convinced to stay at the Emirates or just see out the remaining 12 months of his contract. Hopefully Wenger can work some magic!! What do you think? Should we just cash in on him if he decides to see out his contract? Or hang on to him for one more season? Feel free to leave a comment below!