The Sun is reporting today that Manchester United are set to bid £20million for Nasri.
Manchester United seem to be on a real mission this summer as they are spending so much money. How I wish Arsenal could also be spending this much money and bringing in the caliber of players United are bringing. Now Alex Ferguson wants to make one more signing and he wants it to be Nasri.
Why does Ferguson want Nasri so badly? There is no doubt that Nasri is a quality player and that is why I hope he stays at Arsenal. But the way things are looking now, it will be hard to hold onto him as he is refusing to sign a new contract and we may as well cash in on him now than lose him for free next summer.
Nasri had a brilliant first half of the season last term but his second half seemed low key. If he can play a full season like he did in the beginning of last season, then you could easily have the best player in the league. For United, Paul Scholes has retired now and they do not have anyone to fill in his boots; Nasri is seen as the perfect long term replacement for Scholes. Nasri is only 24 years old and that means you can get another five or six quality seasons out of him.
For Ferguson, it would be a major kick up or backside if he manages to get Nasri to join him. Wenger has made it clear that he will not sell Nasri to United but if we are shown the right money on the table, we may just be forced to sell. Now it is reported that Manchester City may also be after Nasri and this could spark a bidding war between the two clubs.
What is worrying me though is that even if we sell Fabregas and Nasri and we get £50million in the bank account, who are we going to sign? There are not a lot of quality experienced players out there in the market right now.
Courtesy of LumixGoals, here is a video showing us the best of Nasri. Quality like this is what Ferguson wants but it is quality like this that we should keep.