Samir Nasri has insisted his big money move to Manchester City was not based on a gigantic increase in salary but the prospect of winning trophies.
The France international signed a four-year deal to move to Eastlands from Arsenal midweek, a deal worth an estimated 28.6 million euros
“Let people think what they want. I know my choice and I know it is a choice about football,’‘ said the Marseille native who is reportedly earning just over 200,000 euros a week at his new club.
‘‘We will see at the end of the season when we lift the trophy and we will talk about my choice again and I will show everyone who was thinking it was about money that they were wrong.”
The capture of Nasri was yet another signal of intent by the steadily improving club to end their 43-year league title drought.
The 24-year-old joins fellow summer signings Sergio Aguero, compatriot Gael Clichy and Montenegro defender Stefan Savic.