Samir Nasri has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal with Premier League champions Manchester City.
The 27-year-old made the headlines for the wrong reasons this summer when omitted from the French World Cup squad despite enjoying something of a renaissance with City, for whom he scored 11 goals, including in the title-clincher against West Ham and also in the Capital One Cup final victory over Sunderland.
Speaking on the Manchester City website, Nasri said: “I’m really happy to have signed this contract and to have committed my future with City.
“I’m 27 now and if you listen to some of the best managers in the game, they say that a midfield player’s best years are between 27 and 30 so I hope that I will give my best years to City.
“It took me time to adjust to living in Manchester because when you move here from London, it is a big change, but last year everything was perfect – I enjoyed my football and I love living in Manchester, feel very settled and I think that showed on the pitch.
“That’s why I’ve agreed this new contract – because I feel very much at home. Our supporters have been right behind me and it gives me the confidence to play my best game.
“Now I’m looking forward to the new season and to defending our title again.”
Nasri, who joined City from Arsenal in 2011, has scored 22 goals in 129 appearances for City and has already won two Premier League titles and the League Cup with the club.
Now, having lost out on the chance to show off his skills in Brazil, Nasri can look forward to helping City challenge for the coveted Champions League trophy.