Samir Nasri To Exit Antalyaspor

Former Arsenal and Manchester City player Samir Nasriis set to leave Turkish side Antalyaspor. The club has confirmed that the 30-year old midfielder would exit after a disappointing spell. The player was expected to breathe life into his dying career but he could not quite achieve that in Turkey.

After six years at the Etihad, Nasri moved to Turkey last August. After six a season and failing to match expectations, the club decided to cut ties. The club itself is fighting to retain their top flight status. The chairman who argued for Nasri’s signature Ali Safak Ozturk has resigned following the dire situation of the club.

A board member of the club Cumhur Arici has revealed that the club would part ways with Nasri. The club would consult with the player on contractual obligations before parting ways, he said. Nasri used to star at the Emirates Stadium before he moved to Manchester City in 2011. He won two Premier League titles and two League Cups during his time at the Etihad, accomplishing targets he set for himself after leaving Arsenal. The club official added that unlike Nasri, the club would keep Samuel Eto’O. The club has financial troubles so they would discuss with their captain to see if the former Barcelona and Chelsea man will agree.

Nasri is set to face the prospect of a four year ban from football after an appeal to UEFA was rejected. UEFA will now continue investigations into the player for using intravenous drip at a LA Clinic back in 2016. Nasri took the case to Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) but the appeal was also thrown out. His European football career may be over if UEFA find him guilty. He would be forced to move to Asia or America if he wants to continue playing pro soccer. It would also be a sad end to his otherwise decent career so far.

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