Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has revealed that he would like to make the move to Major League Soccer and follow in the footsteps of fellow Frenchman Thierry Henry by ending his career in the United States.
Nasri still has four years remaining on his current Manchester City deal as he signed a huge five-year contract extension at the end of last season, but he would prefer his next move to be to America rather than a return home to France.
“I would like to play MLS, not go back to France,” he is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail. “Maybe I would go back to Marseille but it would be too difficult – maybe impossible.
“I would like the MLS, like Thierry Henry. I love the lifestyle in the USA and everything about it.”
Nasri will be 32 by the time his current contract with City comes to an end and could then make the switch to MLS. Manchester City part-own MLS Expansion franchise, New York City FC and so a move to the Big Apple could be a real possibility.
Frank Lampard will leave Manchester City for New York City FC at the end of the current Premier League season, while Thierry Henry also moved to New York but with the Red Bulls when he left Barcelona in 2010.
Nasri has scored two goals with six assists in 20 Premier League appearances this season but has only played the full 90 minutes on five occasions this season.
The Frenchman shares the same agent as Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, who has also been linked with a move to MLS in recent times, and the pair could both be plying their trade stateside before the end of the decade.
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