Manchester City have confirmed the departure of their out-of-favour midfielder Samir Nasri.
The Frenchman has left the Citizens after spending six seasons with the Mancunian giants, and he now joins Turkish outfit Antalyaspor on a two-year deal, for a transfer fee believed to be in the range of £8 million.
Manchester City confirmed the switch on their official website, and their statement read: “Samir Nasri has left City to join Turkish side Antalyaspor on a permanent deal, subject to international clearance.
“The French playmaker played 176 times for the Blues, scoring 27 goals and won two Premier League titles, two Capital One Cups and the Community Shield… Everybody at the Club wishes Samir good luck in the next chapter of his career and would like to thank him for some fantastic memories.”
The 30-year-old himself tweeted out a series of statements, thanking the club and its fans for the time they spent together in England.
He wrote: ‘A big chapter of my life just came to an end. I want thank every single person I worked with during my time Man City – thank you.
‘A big thank you to all my teammates through the years; on and off the pitch we shared some amazing moment because of you my cabinet trophies. And a special thank you to the fans for this amazing support during those years, without you I couldn’t have achieved anything, so blessed.
‘2 Pl titles, 2 League Cups, and 1 Community Shield. A big thank you as well to the medical staff and backroom staff for everything. Thank you, Man City, thank you thank you.’
Nasri will soon be joining up with his former teammates Jeremy Menez and Johan Djourou at the Turkish Super Lig club, along with ex-Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o.
Written by Kunal Kambli
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