Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has completed a season-long loan move to La Liga side Sevilla.
Nasri, 29, was linked with a move to Turkish side Besiktas but opted for Sevilla and the chance to play Champions League football.
.@SamNasri19 has joined @SevillaFC on a season-long loan – good luck in La Liga, Samir!https://t.co/9NgFKEUM8k pic.twitter.com/PX0jSuHjgP
– Manchester City (@ManCity) August 31, 2016
Nasri missed all of City’s preseason after returning to training overweight and did not feature in City’s first four games of this campaign.
He was ruled out for six months after having surgery on a groin tendon injury, which meant he was dropped out of Manuel Pellegrini’s Champions League squad on their run to the semifinals.
The former Marseille player joined City for £25 million from Arsenal in August 2011 and won two Premier League titles as well as collecting two League Cup and one FA Cup winners’ medal.