Manchester City have loaned out-of-favour midfielder Samir Nasri to Sevilla and defender Eliaquim Mangala to Valencia.

French international Nasri was strongly linked with leaving Manchester City after the appointment of Pep Guardiola.

In spite of that the player was able to play his first game of the season for the Sky Blues last weekend, coming on a second half substitute in their 3-1 win against West Ham.

Nasri will now have the chance to prove himself in Spain before he returns to England the next season as there is no purchase option inserted in the deal.

"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.  


Another player following on the exit route is big money recruit Mangala, who has failed to impress for the Citizens.

Another Frenchman, Mangala joined the Premier League club for £32m from Porto, the highest for any defender at that time.

"Eliaquim Mangala has joined Valencia on a season-long loan", a statement on Manchester City's official Twitter feed revealed.