Samir Nasri 'Set To Be Sacked By Anderlecht'
Former Premier League star Samir Nasri is reportedly on the verge of being sacked by Anderlecht after failing to contract them while in lockdown.
Nasri fled to Dubai but has not spoken to club officials, according to Belgian outlet Derniere Heure.
Anderlecht requested all their players to let them know of their whereabouts during lockdown though the Frenchman went against the club's orders. He ignored their wishes and appears to have gone AWOL.
Anderlecht haven't heard anything of Samir Nasri. He didn't send them the results of his individual training sessions. At Anderlecht they don't really care anymore. They won't take up the option in his contract. Too many injuries, barely a return. https://t.co/ooQtPESDp3- Kristof Terreur :newspaper::movie_camera: (@HLNinEngeland) April 20, 2020
The Belgium side are now weighing up their next move which includes sacking the 32-year-old.
Nasri joined the club on a free transfer at the start of the season after a short spell in England with West Ham United.
The ex-Arsenal and Manchester City man has made just five appearances since joining Anderlecht with injury preventing him from stringing together a consistent run of games.
The club's sporting director Michael Verschueren even claimed the decision to sign Nasri was a mistake.
"If I had to do it again, would we have signed Samir Nasri? With what we know now, no," he explained. "We're very worried about Nacer Chadli's calf injury.
"If we had known about it, we might have acted differently. We've been unlucky. We wanted him to play more. You can get injured once, but for a second time, it's not positive."
Meanwhile, the Belgium league has come to an end amid the global pandemic. The league declared Club Brugge as champions with one match left to play of the regular season before the play-offs.