Back in 2011, Samir Nasri was one of the most sought-after players in world football.
In an Arsenal team containing Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie, the Frenchman was a playmaking, goal scoring machine.
Arsene Wenger took a chance bringing him to the Premier League from Marseille, but his risk paid off.
Sadly, in 2011, Nasri done what so many Arsenal players have done in the last few years; he swapped the Gunners for one of their Premier League rivals.
Manchester City took him on board in a £25m deal and he had quite a lot of success during his six years at the club, lifting the Premier League title on two separate occasions.
In 2016/17, Pep Guardiola opted to send him out on-loan to Sevilla, where he again showed some of his qualities.
The summer saw him put up for sale by City and he chose quite an unexpected move, signing for Antalyaspor in Turkey.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t gone to plan in the Super Lig.
Injury problems have restricted him to just eight appearances in total and on Wednesday afternoon, it was confirmed by beIN Sports than his career had taken a massive hit.
They announced on their official Turkish Twitter account that they had torn up Nasri’s contract, making him a free agent on deadline day.
Brutal from the Turkish club.
Who’d have thought seven-and-a-half years later after his City move that a 30-year-old Nasri’s career would have sunk this low? Probably not many.
Nasri wasn’t the first high-profile player to leave Antalyaspor in January, with former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o also departing the club.
The Cameroonian legend has moved to fellow Turkish side Konyaspor.
COULD NASRI MAKE A PREMIER LEAGUE RETURN?
A report in the Daily Mail last week hinted that West Ham could be in line for a shock swoop for Nasri.
There’s no denying his talent, but his attitude and age suggest the Hammers would be better off leaving this one alone, particularly after getting Joao Mario in.