Samir Nasri set to join Besiktas, end’s Man City nightmare


Samir Nasri, 29, is set to join Turkish club Besiktas on a season-long loan deal.

The midfielder, who has fallen from grace under Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City revolution, has been told he can leave the club this summer.

Nasri was given extra training during the club’s ill-fated Chinese tour with Guardiola unhappy that the player was overweight.

The Spaniard was keen to avoid a repeat of recent seasons which have seen the former French international dogged by injuries, with time on sidelines seeing his weight balloon. Despite this, Nasri has not been able to force his way into Guardiola’s plans.

He was left out of the midweek squad for the Champions League qualifier in Bucharest, a clear signal to the player that his time at the Etihad is up.

Former City boss Roberto Mancini was set to take Nasri to Milan but the deal fell through when the Italian was replaced as Inter boss by Frank De Boer, leaving the way clear for the Turkish giants to advance negotiations with the Premier League title favourites.

His agent has been talking to the defending Super Lig champions and is close to agreeing personal terms which could see the move made permanent next summer.


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