Many futures are in doubt at City this summer, with some seemingly on borrowed time and others up for debate. One of the latter is Samir Nasri, a player who has blown hot and cold at City. Samir would be an intriguing project for Pep Guardiola, being one of City’s most technically gifted players. Other than becoming more injury prone of late, his main failings seem to be a lack of effort and intensity, two things Guardiola is an expert at drilling into players.
So will Nasri stay or go? DiarioCHE believes he could be off to Spain — on one condition. The Valencia-based news outlet claims Nasri could join Valencia this summer, but only if Manuel Pellegrini takes over there.
Pellegrini is a serious target for Valencia and they see him as the ideal man to replace Gary Neville, who is still likely to depart the Mestalla this summer despite improving results. DiarioCHE note that Pellegrini and Nasri have a good relationship, and should the Chilean return to Spain, the club would make a move for Nasri.
Valencia owner and Singaporean billionaire, Peter Lim, would welcome the arrival of Nasri according to the report. One potential problem could be Nasri’s huge salary, but Valencia are not short of money under Lim and could put together an attractive package for the Frenchman.
Should City cut ties with Nasri or give him a chance to impress under the guidance of Pep Guardiola?