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Samir Nasri arrives in Spain as Manchester City, Sevilla agree loan deal

Nasri has a new club

Crystal Palace v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Despite playing (and doing quite well) in the last match, Samir Nasri will not stay at Manchester City this season.

The French midfielder arrived in Spain on Tuesday night for medicals and contract signing with Sevilla, his new club for this campaign:

Sevilla and City have agreed on a loan deal, with the Rojiblancos paying 65% of Nasri's wages with the Citizens taking care of the rest throughout the season. Nasri was not guaranteed regular playing time by Pep Guardiola and decided to play somewhere else to stay active.

Turkish club Besiktas were linked with Nasri all summer, but after Sevilla loaned Yevhen Konoplyanka to Schalke 04 and got in touch with City, Samir made the decision to join a more competitive league in La Liga, with the Frenchman having a chance to face teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid at least six times this season.

Nasri's loan to Sevilla will be made official by the two clubs on Wednesday, before the end of the transfer deadline.