Samir Nasri is set to terminate his contract with Turkish club Antalyaspor.
Even though he only signed for Antalyaspor in August 2017 after being deemed surplus to requirements by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, Nasri is reportedly considering terminating his contract.
The 30-year-old has made just eight appearances for the Turkish club since joining and scored two goals. Le10sport report that the former France international is ready to pack it in already.
According to the Daily Mail, West Ham have been offered the winger.
Speaking recently, Antalyaspor board member, Cumhur Arici, even revealed that Nasri and the club have already agreed to ‘part ways’, so it seems as if the player terminating his contract would just be a formality in order for him to join the Hammers on a free.
“A clear decision has been made for a parting of the ways with Nasri,” Arici said.
“His manager will come and negotiations will be made on the subject of money owed and we will part company.”
Whether Nasri would actually want to return to the Premier League given his underwhelming City career remains to be seen. Not that it seems he’s got much of a choice.
That’s if he’s even allowed to play for much longer.
After a visit to LA intravenous therapy clinic Drip Doctors, who claimed they had given Nasri an IV drip, it came to light that the World Anti-Doping Agency actually prohibit this treatment in quantities of more than 50 millilitres per six-hour period.
The Daily Mail reported on January 12 that Nasri had requested that UEFA grant him a backdated therapeutic use exemption. They rejected this and now the 30-year-old faces a ban, which could leave him suspended from the sport until he’s 34.
Apparently, City actually let him go to Antalyaspor for free, and only accepted add-ons and a sell-on clause, because of the threat of said ban.
Nasri was at City for six years, although one of those was spent on loan at Sevilla.
Before that, the winger played for Arsenal for three years, made 125 appearances, scored 27 goals and provided 16 assists.