England captain Rio Ferdinand has spoken publically about his admiration for Samir Nasri as speculation mounts that Manchester United could attempt to lure the Arsenal midfielder to Old Trafford.
Nasri is thought to be stalling on a new deal at the Emirates in the hope of negotiating a significant pay increase, however, with only one year left on his contract potential suitors are already circling knowing the player could leave on a free at the end of next term.
Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked in recent months although it is the supposed interest of Sir Alex Ferguson which has dominated the headlines in recent days.
Nasri himself has done little to dampen the speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League champions, telling TF1 show ‘Telefoot’ that he would wait, ‘to see if there is anything concrete about it [the interest].’
“Samir Nasri is an excellent player who has a good technique and a huge amount of talent and he scores goals.
“For me, he is one of the best players right now. I think he even won the title of best French football player at international level.
“The French have a history of good players here. Thierry Henry has been fantastic. Just like Cantona. And let’s not forget Marcel Desailly.”