Honestly, did you never take the piss out of Chelsea spending huge money & wages on players before your club won the lottery? When Nasri joined, City weren't a PL winning side and he seemed to be on crazy money, so people made mercenary jokes, and yeah, a few people probably believe it. As long as the club you support spends huge money, you're gonna get stick about players joining you for that reason. If you want any part of the banter you gotta suck it up tbh, United fans did for years (until Roman shown what buying the league actually meant )
No-one actually begrudges a foreign player going to the English club that'll pay him most, do they? It's usually just joking around, and at worst a bit of jealousy the player didn't join their club.
But Nasri definitely went for the money
it's mostly just because it's only aimed at nasri. i just dont understand the comment that he chased the money not glory when he's gone and won a premier league medal, hence vindicating his decision to move for trophies. i don't like statements that are factually wrong being repeated over and over again.