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Samir Nasri joins City

  • 24 August 2011 16:40
  • Posted by Peter Ferguson

Manchester City FC is delighted to announce the signing of Samir Nasri, who has become Roberto Mancini's fourth signing of the summer.

The French international joins the Club from Arsenal on a four-year deal and will meet his new team-mates on Thursday. He will wear the number 19 shirt. Stayed tuned for an exclusive citytv interview with Samir!

Nasri follows in the footsteps of Sergio Aguero and Stefan Savic as well as fellow former Gunner Gael Clichy in making the switch to the Etihad Stadium.

The 24-year-old, adept in both wide and central roles, arrives in time to merit consideration for Sunday's game at White Hart Lane against Tottenham, his former club Arsenal's fierce rivals.

Born and brought up in Marseille, Nasri joined his hometown team at the age of nine and rose through their youth system before making his senior debut aged 17.

He was named Ligue 1’s Young Player of the Year for 2006/07, and made his senior international debut in March 2007. He joined Arsenal in the summer of 2008 after the European Championships.

Nasri began his Gunners career in fine style, scoring on his Barclays Premier League debut against West Brom in Arsenal’s opening game of the 2008/09 season.  

His first year in England brought 44 appearances and seven goals. A broken leg in pre-season interrupted his progress but he bounced back to fitness and goalscoring form.

Named French player of the year for 2010 and was short-listed for the 2011 PFA PLayer of the Year alongside Carlos Tevez.

Nasri scored 15 goals in all competitions last season and will wear the No.19 shirt for the Blues.

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