On the morning of August 2nd Manchester City announced the signing of Leroy Sane, City paid £37million for Sane making him City’s most expensive transfer of the summer so far. With the signing of Sane, there will be some players in the squad who must start to think about where their future lies, and the one who should think about this the most is Samir Nasri.
It was only a couple months ago at a New Balance launch event, where Nasri told our friends at Blue Moon Rising TV that he feels that his style of play suits Guardiola and his philosophy of football. Despite the fact that this may be true, it’s interesting that despite Nasri being included in the squad for the tour to China, he did not play a single minute. Many in the media believe that this is because he came back from Holiday overweight and not in proper shape.
While we all know that Pep likes his players to be in excellent shape, a bit of false info given out by the club as Samir Nasri has been training with the first team.
Nasri has been doing so since Pep’s first training session. It is rumored that Nasri had suffered a tweak in the run up to the game vs. Bayern Munich, which may be true, but the question why was Samir Nasri not played whatsoever when everyone else has been given a chance to shine under Pep? This includes players that have already been told they may leave such as Aleksander Kolarov and Wilfried Bony.
Coming into this season I believed that Samir Nasri would flourish under Pep Guardiola, but judging off the facts of him not playing whatsoever in the preseason, I am beginning to wonder if Samir Nasri will even here come September 1st when the transfer window shut.