Samir Nasri is the third Manchester City player going out on loan today, after the club confirmed deals for Joe Hart (Torino) and Wilfried Bony (Stoke City).
Nasri will go to Sevilla on a season-long loan deal, the club announced today:
Nasri was very close to joining Turkish side Besiktas last week, but after Sevilla offered him the opportunity to play in La Liga, Samir made up his mind and decided to join the Rojiblancos this season. Sevilla will take care of 65% of Nasri's wages throughout the season, with City covering the rest during the next 12 months.
As soon as the move was officially announced, Nasri sent out a tweet thanking the club and the fans after a half-decade of football at the Etihad:
@ManCity it's been a pleassure thanks to everyone in the club and the fans for the 5 amazing years and wish you best of luck for the season— Samir Nasri Official (@SamNasri19) August 31, 2016
The talented Frenchman was an integral part of City's squad for the majority of his time at the club, but injuries began to hit him last season, and after arriving to training camp overweight this preseason, he was no longer part of Pep Guardiola's plans for the squad, at least for this campaign.
Good luck, Nasri! May you kick butts in La Liga!