Samir Nasri has reunited with former Manchester City teammate Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht and is looking forward to a new adventure.
Following the expiration of his contract at West Ham, Samir Nasri took a career path which he might never have thought about when he was enjoying his best moments as a player.
At the age of 32 with the best of his days perhaps behind him, Samir Nasri has decided to continue his playing career in Belgium. While speaking to reporters, Samir Nasri said that he is going to work really hard to make this work for himself and the manager.
Nasri received a lot of good offers but it was Vincent Kompany who convinced him to come to Belgium.
“I received a lot of good offers, but it was with great conviction that I chose RSC Anderlecht. Vincent Kompany was my teammate in Manchester City between 2011 and 2017. I know him very well and I know what plans he has for RSC Anderlecht. With Vincent and with the whole team, I’m going to make every effort to make this project a success,” Nasri said as reported by Foot Mercato.
Minot was his nickname during his time at Olympique de Marseille. It was a name Samir Nasri got from Patrice Evra. And he has never been able to get rid of that image. In Belgium however, the former Arsenal man would be seen as a senior player surrounded by young players seeking advice.
“For the first time in my career, I will have a little different role. For example, I will have to bring my experience to a talented but very young group. When I started in Marseille, Fabien Barthez and Bixente Lizarazu took me under their wing. In other places, I was always very young and was never considered a veteran of a team.”
“I want to use the experience gained in clubs like Arsenal or Manchester City to teach young people and to be Vincent’s mouthpiece on the field. After the difficulties that I went through, this can serve as an example to the new generation. I will be there when needed,” Samir Nasri said.