After weeks of speculation, the future of Samir Nasri has been decided: the French midfielder has left Manchester City to sign a two-year contract with Turkish side Antalyaspor, who will pay City a £3 million fee over the duration of Nasri’s contract.
Nasri joined Manchester City from Arsenal and 2011 and had a wonderful start to his career as a Blue, winning three trophies in his first three seasons. But injuries and attitude issues made things tough for him, and the Frenchman was eventually loaned out to Sevilla last season.
Samir returned to City and had an impressive preseason, but the vast number of midfielders in Pep Guardiola’s current squad meant that there was no place for Nasri in the group. In Turkey Nasri will play with some big names like former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro, former PSG striker Jérémy Ménez, former Arsenal defender Johan Djourou, as well as club captain Samuel Eto’o.
Thanks for the memories and good luck in Turkey, Samir!