Samir Nasri will fly to Andalusia, Spain today to complete a season-long loan move to Sevilla, according to L’Equipe, the same publication that broke the news yesterday of Sevilla’s interest in the 29-year-old.
Sevilla will sign Nasri on loan for the entire campaign, but will have an option to buy him next summer if he impresses. It is reported that Sevilla sporting director Monchi convinced City bosses in recent hours to compromise over Nasri’s hefty salary, but L’Equipe doesn’t reveal what percentage the La Liga club will pay.
Turkish champions Besiktas had made a push to sign Nasri, but when Sevilla came calling, there was little competition. The chance to play in La Liga for a club also in Champions League, coached by Jorge Sampaoli, made this move far more appealing for the playmaker.
Nasri impressed as a substitute at weekend against West Ham, and Pep Guardiola complimented him during his post-match interview, offering hope that the player’s five-year stint at City could be prolonged. However, it looks like Nasri will be plying his trade at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium this season barring any late surprises.