Samir Nasri is a France international football player who currently features for the English and European giants Manchester City. He plays as an attacking midfielder and is said to be one of the best in his positions.
Nasri is of Algerian origins. His grandparents moved from France to Algeria and he grew up in La Gavotte Peyret, playing mostly on the streets. He was soon picked up by French giants Marseille for whom he started playing when he was just nine years of age.
Nasri made his debut for Marseille in 2004 and played for them until the summer of 2008. Nasri began to show signs of promise from the very start and comparisons with the French legend Zinedine Zidane soon started to float in the air.
In May 2007, Nasri was named French Ligue 1 Player of The Year and in the summer of 2008 he was signed by European giants Arsenal on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee. He since developed to be one of the more promising attacking players in England and earned a name for himself as being a world class talent.
In 2011 after making 86 Premier League appearances for Arsenal and scoring 18 goals in the process, Nasri joined Manchester City for £25 million. He won the Premier League with the Citizens in 2011-12.
Nasri received his first international cap for France on March 28,2007 against Austria when he was just 19 and was part of the French squad at Euro 2008. He was overlooked for the 2010 World Cup finals but featured for France at Euro 2012.