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Defending Europa League champions Sevilla added Manchester City player Samir Nasri to their squad after they completed the deal with the Sky Blues just before the end of the summer transfer window.

The France international suffered an injury crisis in the last campaign, featuring only 12 times in the English Premier League. He could only get two goals in the term.

Coach Pep Guardiola has acknowledged that the former Arsenal player is not part of his plans for the season so the player was sent on loan. Spanish side were the ones who got the fourth player to leave Etihad this summer. Former No. 1 Joe Hart moved to Torino on loan, defender Eliaquim Managala joined Valencia on loan, while Wilfried Bony remained in English top flight albeit with Stoker City.

Nasri didn’t train with the City squad during the pre season as he was reported overweight, with Pep Guardiola believing that player weight and fitness are just some of the physical factors in football that are able to be controlled; however, he featured in the 3-1 defeat over West Ham as a substitute most likely as his last appearance before being shipped out. The 29-year old took to his social media page after the deal was brokered. He said: “It’s been a pleasure. Thanks to everyone in the club and the fans for the five amazing years.”

Nasri, who recently dyed his hair blonde, left his former club Arsenal on a controversial note, and his departure from England might mean his last, particularly with him being a shadow of his former self.

He passed Sevilla’s medical and might feature in the game against Las Palmas in the La Liga after the international break. City released three other players on season-long loan deals. Kean Bryan joined League One side Bury. Defender Shay Facey moved to Netherlands to play for Heerenveen, while Jason Denayer remained in England but would complete his year at Sunderland.