Samir Nasri’s “arrogant attitude” has left his Manchester City team-mates questioning why he is on the club’s tour of America, according to reports.
Nasri spent the entirety of last season on loan at Spanish side Sevilla and he is under investigation by UEFA over an alleged breach of doping rules.
The Frenchman isn’t thought to be part of Pep Guardiola’s plans for the new season despite playing some part in the second-half of City’s Manchester derby friendly in Houston last week.
The Daily Mail claims that Nasri has become a “virtual outcast” and that his mood in the training camp has his team-mates asking why he is on the tour at all.
An insider told the Daily Mail: “The squad don’t understand why Nasri is even here. He is very unpopular due to his arrogant attitude. Some of the squad even want him to go back to Manchester.”
City are understood to be having trouble selling the attacking midfielder with the UEFA probe hanging over him complicating any interest from clubs.
Nasri is said to have visited a Drip Doctors clinic in LA in December and may have received intravenous treatment. If he had the treatment it may have breached doping rules and a ban of up to four years is possible if he is found guilty.