Man City ace to follow in footsteps former Arsenal star turned villain

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly instructed Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri, Wilfried Bony and Eliaquim Mangala to find a new club according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Sun meanwhile report that Nasri is on the verge of completing a loan move to Besiktas.

A source close to the club told Turkish-football that Besiktas president Fikret Orman has been in London to hold talks with representatives of City over the loan transfer of Nasri and Wilfried Bony.

The French international would end up following a very similar path to Robin van Persie in leaving a Manchester based club for the Turkish Super Lig.

Van Persie was an Arsenal hero when he cut ties with the club and joined Manchester United. The Dutch striker was vilified by Gunners fans but did go onto achieve his dream of winning the Premier League before joining Fenerbahce on a three-year deal last season.

Nasri also enjoyed a fruitful spell at Arsenal before leaving in 2011 for City. The French star was accused of leaving Arsenal for the money but he insists that he left the North London based outfit because they were not ambitious enough.

“Manchester City were a better team – that’s why I went there. It was my ambition, not because of the money,” Nasri told Express.

“Whether you’re a fan or not, people should understand that, if a bigger company calls you, if you’re ambitious you’re going to go there.

“I had so much love for this club because the fans were amazing towards me then after when I saw all of that [Arsenal fans’ anger towards Nasri] I became a little hateful because I was like ‘come on, why are they doing this?

“I haven’t done anything wrong to them’ and it became this relationship, from love to hate.

“It’s a bit sad because I spent three amazing years there – they brought me from Marseille and Arsene Wenger was like a father figure to me, he did everything for me.

“I’m still on really good terms with him but it’s sad to have this relationship now with the club.”

Nasri went onto win two Premier League titles and establish himself as a star player at City until the appointment of Pep Guardiola.

The France international would be joining Marcelo from Barcelona and Benfica starlet Anderson Talisca as the Eagles third high profile transfer if he were to make the move this summer.

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