Manuel Pellegrini said on Wednesday there is a “great distance” between City and Europe’s top clubs, warning they needed to make quality signings this summer to bridge the gap.
Nasri has now backed up his manager’s comments and is confident any recruitment drive will now push him towards the Etihad Stadium exit doors.
“I signed a five-year contract and everybody at the club wants me to stay,” he said.
“I will be in Manchester, having a great season and winning silverware – that’s what’s going to happen next season.
“I think we’re going to buy some players to try to improve the squad, to improve the depth as well because if we want to be competitive in all the competitions, we need to have bigger depth in the squad.
“If we want to be competitive in the Champions League, which is one of the main targets of the club, and if we want to fight for every competition, that’s what you need to do. That’s something that we’re going to improve in the summer.”