Samir Nasri has been a sensation since joining Sevilla on loan from Manchester City last August, becoming one of the key players in a side that is just three points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
The 29-year-old barely played for Manuel Pellegrini’s City side last season because of injuries, and despite Pep Guardiola wanting him to stay at the Etihad, the Frenchman decided he needed a new experience to rekindle his love of football.
Nasri has shone for the Andalusian side and has become enamoured by his new life in Spain. While many City fans would surely like him back if he continues to perform like he has, it appears that Nasri has made his mind up and wants a permanent switch.
Samir is so determined to make his loan move to Sevilla permanent that he is willing to cut his salary in HALF, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Spanish newspaper claims that Nasri, who reportedly earns around €10 million per season at City, would be willing to cut his wages down to €5 million in order to make his stay at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán a long-term one.
Several media reported that Sevilla had no option to buy Nasri following the end of his loan term, but in a recent interview he said, “I still have two years on my City contract. Sevilla have an option to buy me for €16 million, which would be their biggest transfer ever.”
If Nasri is available for €16 million, it would undervalue him based on his form this season, but if his will is to leave the Etihad and he is ready to slash his wages in half, then a deal is likely to happen this summer.