Man City’s Samir Nasri will reportedly be axed this summer as his ‘arrogant’ attitude has caused problems with his teammates in pre-season.
That’s the claim made by The Times, who report that the Frenchman has been made an outcast in the squad during their pre-season tour of the US.
In turn, it’s added that City are keen to offload him this summer to avoid seeing him become a bigger issue for the team, and have cut their asking price from £21m to £10m for the 30-year-old.
It’s questionable as to whether Pep Guardiola needed him anyway, as with an abundance of options in midfield and in attack, Nasri would unlikely have a role to play for City if he stayed.
As a result, cutting his asking price will hopefully lead to more interest, with the former Arsenal ace still having plenty left to offer after spending last season on loan in La Liga.
Guardiola has been spending big on his squad this summer as this now starts to feel more and more like his team. Nasri was arguably always expendable, but these latest reports have made it more apparent.
In contrast, it may not be too helpful to City in terms of shipping him out with this report going public, as question marks will undoubtedly be raised about his attitude.