France midfielder Samir Nasri is targeting a move to MLS once his career in England with Manchester City has come to an end.
Nasri joined Manchester City in the summer of 2011 for a fee of £25million and signed a new four-year contract this summer to extend his stay at the club until the summer of 2019.
The 28-year-old insists he’s happy with City, but does see himself playing in America once the time comes for him to depart the Etihad Stadium.
“I like the English league a lot and my life in England,” he told French TV channel Canal+ Sport.
“Afterwards, I’m thinking more about playing in MLS – to discover something different – rather than going back to France.”
Nasri also confirmed that he would never play for France again.
Last month, France boss Didier Deschamps all but ruled out ever recalling the former Marseille midfielder, who has scored five times in 41 appearances for his country.
But Nasri said that after being left out of the 2014 World Cup squad by Deschamps, he no longer had any desire to turn out for his national team.
“The real split was in 2012,” Nasri added. “I wanted to stop then but my father said I should play at the World Cup.
“Even if my father was the manager, I wouldn’t go back. I suffered a lot with the national team. At the start, it was a dream.
“But to miss a World Cup, when I thought I was good enough, that wrecks things a little. I’m not perfect — I have flaws. But when you’re a top manager, you can manage egos.”
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