Samir Nasri has revealed that his primary motivation in seeking a move away from Arsenal is not money, but personal glory.
It has long been mooted that Nasri’s refusal to sign a new deal at the club which made him so well renowned was due to the fact more cash was on offer elsewhere and also that a Bosman deal next summer would allow him to roll around on his bed throwing bundles of high denomination notes about the place whilst touching his special area.
However, Nasri told the News of of the World that money was not part of his decision making process. “We already earn huge wages. The priority is to make a big career and to win titles. I am hungry for titles. I play football because I love this sport and want to feel the emotion of winning.
“With no titles under your belt, you can’t be in the list for the Ballon D’Or”.
Nasri’s desire to win football’s most prestigious individual award may only happen if his salary crosses the £100,ooo per week mark, and with Arsenal only offering a piffling £90,000 he may well have to make a very difficult decision to ensure his footballing ambitions are achieved.
Our thoughts are with him.