Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Players Are Shocked by Nasri's Place on US Tour

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Players Are Shocked by Nasri's Place on US Tour

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CITY'S players were stunned by Pep Guardiola's decision to include Samir Nasri on their pre-season tour.

The Frenchman was an unexpected name on the flight to Houston last week - along with another outcast Eliaquim Mangala.

City are looking to sell both players after Guardiola ruled them out of his plans at the Etihad. But it is Nasri's presence on tour that is said to have caused the greatest surprise among the rest of the squad.

As reported by M.E.N. Sport, City are struggling to offload Guardiola's rejects, with potential buyers so far refusing to meet their valuations of players such as Nasri and Mangala.

Their inclusion in the tour squad is seen as a chance to put them in the shop window - but is also a measure of the difficulty they are having in finding buyers. …

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