The Frenchman had been clubless after his departure from Belgian club Anderlecht due to COVID-19 interruption. Regardless, after 16 years of a football career, the cunning attacking midfielder has called it a day from active football.
The magic feet footballer had his career blossom in an Arsenal shirt. He joined the club in 2008 from Olympique De Marseille on a four-year deal.
Nasri rose to prominence in his third season at the Emirates, winning the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Fans’ Player of the Month award three times and was also named in the Association’s Team of the Year In 2010, December to be precise.
He was announced as the French Player of the Year for his astonishing performances for the calendar year. After three seasons with the Arsene Wenger-led Arsenal, Nasri switched employers and moved to the blue side of Manchester on a four-year contract.
In his first season with City, he celebrated his first major laurel as a player as the Citizens won the 2011–12 Premier League edition after 44 years of waiting. He won a total of five trophies with City, two EPL titles, one League Cup, one FA Cup, and one FA Community Shield.
In the 2017 season, he was loaned to Sevilla for six months and later signed for a Turkish club Antalyaspor the following year. After five months in Turkey, he terminated his contract with the club on mutual consent. He also had a short stint at West Ham before he joined Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht.
Nasri was slammed with a six-month ban for doping-related issues, although it was later extended in 2018 for receiving an intravenous drip at a clinic in Los Angeles, an allegation he denied.
His time with the national team wasn’t long, He played 41 times for his national side, scoring only five goals. With 519 club appearances and 73 goals, Samir Nasri has waved his goodbye to the beautiful game.