City star’s meeting in private Paris apartment!
Manchester City winger Samir Nasri has revealed he came close to signing for Manchester United whilst still at Arsenal, according to the Daily Star.
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The French attacker was high in demand after a fine season with the Gunners in 2010/11, and met Sir Alex Ferguson to hold talks over a move to Old Trafford.
However, Nasri has now revealed why he turned down an offer from United and instead chose to join City that season.
“We met in Paris with Sir Alex in a private apartment so as not to fuel rumours by meeting in a hotel,” Nasri said.
“I was not convinced by his speech. There was one thing that was a problem. He said he had never hired an Arsenal player and he’d have to go to war.
“I told him that it does not interest me to go to war with Arsene Wenger.
“Manchester City was the first club to show interest. I had some doubts about the evolution of the club. Then I thought they really wanted me.
“They were about to sign Aguero and there was already Silva, Balotelli, Tevez …
“I had a discussion with my agents. They asked me if I wanted to make history or be a player like any other at United.
“I said, “Go ahead.” I won the title in my first season, so my choice was the right one.”