Agent says Nasri ‘has not vanished’.
France international Samir Nasri is ready to fight for his Manchester City future, according to the midfielder’s agent.
Nasri has struggled to replicate the form of last season and has scored just once in 21 Premier League appearances for Robert Mancini’s side.
The Frenchman has started just two league games – against QPR and Southampton – since City’s damaging 3-2 home defeat against Manchester United on 9 December and not completed 90 minutes since United’s visit to the Etihad.
Mancini has also publicly criticised the former Arsenal playmaker, who was embroiled in an controversial clash with a journalist during Les Bleus disastrous Euro 2012 campaign last summer.
But Nasri’s agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes, is confident his client can bounce back and resurrect his career with the Etihad Stadium club.
“We can not be condemned forever because you had a clash with a journalist,” Bernes is quoted as saying by the Sport Review.
“Anyway I am absolutely not worried. Sami’s value has not vanished, everyone knows it.
“Look at Ribery, two years ago everyone wanted to throw him away. Nowadays Franck is the French team and Bayern star because he worked hard and that is the way which Samir has to follow, he knows it and he will fight.”
Nasri joined City for £25m from the Gunners in August 2011 but has managed just six league goals in nearly fifty appearances for the Citizens.
The Frenchman began his career at Marseille, before moving to north London.