Former Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is in talks to join big spending Turkish side Antalyaspor on a two-year deal, reports in Turkey claimed on Sunday.
Nasri on the brink of completing Turkey move
Nasri, 30, will earn an annual salary of four million euros plus performance-related bonuses at the club in Turkey's Mediterranean resort city, NTV Spor website said.
The Fanatik sports daily report that Nasri arrived at Antalya airport early this afternoon and would sign a two-year contract. The Turkish club has yet to comment. On his Instagram page, the player posted a picture of him grinning broadly and making a victory sign as he boarded a private jet, with no comment except two aircraft icons to show he was travelling and a '...' to show an announcement was expected.
Year-long loan at Sevilla
Nasri joined Manchester City in 2011 after three seasons at Arsenal, emerging as one of their key players but then spending last season on loan at Sevilla. He has also since bowed out of international football.
Antalyaspor are one of Turkey's most ambitious sides, despite only winning promotion to the Süper Lig in 2015. They were disappointed to finish the 2015-16 season in ninth place but improved to fifth place last term, just missing out on a spot in the Europa League. One of their key players during the past couple of seasons has been former Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o, who remains at the club despite persistent rumours he is unsettled.