For someone who Pep Guardiola was apparently reluctant to see leave on loan to Sevilla last year, Samir Nasri doesn’t exactly seem to be battling for a starting spot at Manchester City.
With reports from England towards the end of last month the player was seen as ‘arrogant’ by his teammates, an exit this summer looked increasingly likely, not helped by the addition of yet another attacking midfielder in Bernardo Silva.
However, with big wages and two years left on his contract at the Etihad, the former France international is proving a difficult player to offload.
That’s why it seems Manchester City might be forced to make a big loss on the 30-year-old, as reported by Le Parisien on Wednesday.
According to the French newspaper, Nasri could be on his way to Turkey, with Antalyaspor allegedly sending one of their directors to Manchester to negotiate a deal for the forward.
Furthermore, they state the Citizens would be ready to just cancel the last two years of the former Marseille star’s deal in order to facilitate the move.
Desperate times require desperate measures, it seems.