Nasri and Mangala in La Liga loans

1 Sep

Samir Nasri


Samir Nasri joined Manchester City from Arsenal for £25m in 2011

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has joined La Liga side Sevilla on a season-long loan and Eliaquim Mangala has signed for Valencia until June.

Nasri, 29, has left City despite making his first appearance of the season in Sunday’s 3-1 home win against West Ham.

City manager Pep Guardiola did not allow the France international to train with the main group during pre-season as he had returned overweight.

Keeper Joe Hart and striker Wilfried Bony have also left City on loan.

“It’s been a pleasure, thanks to everyone in the club and the fans for the five amazing years and wish you best of luck for the season,” Nasri posted on social media.

England keeper Hart has joined Italian side Torino and Ivory Coast international Bony has gone to Stoke, both until the end of the season.

Mangala’s former club Porto, who sold the France defender to City for £32m two years ago, were keen on him but the 25-year-old opted for a move to La Liga instead.

Meanwhile, 21-year-old defender Jason Denayer has joined fellow Premier League side Sunderland on a season-long loan deal.

City defender Shay Facey, 21, has joined Dutch top-flight club Heerenveen on loan for the season.

League One Bury have signed City midfielder Kean Bryan, 19, for the rest of the season.

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