06 Jul Samir Nasri transfer information: Ex-Manchester City midfielder joins former teammate Kompany in Anderlecht
The former France international completed an 18-month ban for doping offences at December 2018
Belgian side Anderlecht have verified the signing of prior Arsenal, Manchester City and France midfielder Samir Nasri, reuniting him with his former City team-partner Vincent Kompany.
The 32-year old has not played since leaving West Ham at the end of last year, six months later signing a short term bargain with the Hammers at January.
He came in the London Stadium as he finished an 18-month ban from football for doping offences, having tested positive for a banned substance in 2016 he maintained had administered .
And at a bizarre animated short which boasts that Nasri is “quicker than a horse”, the 34-moment Belgian winners supported via their Twitter accounts the former France international has united themlinking up once more with his former skipper in City.
Kompany abandoned the Premier League winners in the conclusion of the last season having scored the most essential objective of this team’s run-in, a 30-yard bullet to make Pep Guardiola’s side a 1-0 win against Leicester City in their penultimate match.
He had been appointed as player-coach from the Brussels giants 19 May, only a week after raising the Premier League trophy for the fourth period as City captain and bringing to an end an 11-year institution with the club he joined back 2008.
Nasri joined Arsenal from Marseille in 2008 and also spent three seasons in north London before getting fidgety and agitating for a transfer to big-spending Town in 2011.
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He performed Kompany in 2012 since the team won its initial top-flight name in 44 decades, pipping arch-rivals Manchester United into the tournament on goal difference on the year’s closing moment. The group won the league with City in 2014.
Anderlecht are going to go in their first time with European football in five years as soon as they ended sixth in Belgium’s Jupiler League, and their period was marred by violent protests, audience trouble and incidences of flairs being thrown onto the pitch.
Anderlecht’s sporting director Michael Verschueren said of Kompany’s appointment:”With Vincent’s return we’ve achieved something that everybody thought was impossible. Vincent is the kid of the home and the individual we will need to provide a fresh impulse to the bar and also to utilize for RSCA 2.0.”