Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri could help former club Arsenal sign Jean-Michael Seri, with Seri’s side Nice keen on Nasri’s signature, potentially as a replacement for the 26-year-old.
According to Football.London, Nasri is looking to move from Manchester City with manager Pep Guardiola seemingly not considering the Frenchman in his plans for next season. Ligue 1 outfit Nice have shown a desire to bring the 30-year-old to the Allianz Riviera, which means Seri could be sold as a result.
Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivère did admit to L’Equipe via GFFN that two more players could leave the club this summer, believed to be Inter Milan-bound defender Dalbert Henrique and Arsenal-linked Seri. The Gunners will have to pay £36m for the midfielder, however.
Nasri is deemed a traitor by Arsenal fans after joining Manchester City in 2011, with manager Arsene Wenger intimating the move was financially based and not on expected success, despite the player’s claims to the contrary.
The 30-year-old having since come out and saying he does not regret the switch only serves to further enrage supporters, but he could win over a few fans if his potential move to Nice sees Seri go to Arsenal.
With the 26-year-old having scored and created 16 goals in 34 Ligue 1 games from midfield last season, it’s not hard to see why Arsenal are so keen to sign Seri.
He’s believed to have had interest from Barcelona and AS Roma this summer too, but the Gunners have shown more desire to procure his signature. Nasri’s next move could decide whether Arsenal make an official approach.