Nasri - PSG wanted me
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has revealed that he held discussions with Paris Saint-Germain about a potential move.
Last Updated: 29/08/11 6:45pm
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has revealed that he held discussions with Paris Saint-Germain about a potential move to the French giants this summer.
The 24-year-old, who joined Roberto Mancini's ambitious City from Arsenal last week, says that PSG's sporting director Leonardo, who coached Inter Milan in the second half of last season, wanted to sign him.
"I talked to Leonardo because he wanted me at Internazionale," Nasri told Telefoot. "(At PSG) the situation was a bit more complex because I told him about my choice for Manchester City.
"He had already signed (Javier) Pastore (from Palermo) and it was a little difficult (for them) to find funds to invest and be able to sign me."
Nasri, who played for French giants Marseille between 2004 and 2008, made his City debut on Sunday afternoon against Tottenham Hotspur and provided three assists in their 5-1 victory at White Hart Lane.