Nasri joins former Man City teammate Kompany at Anderlecht

BRUSSELS (AFP) – French midfielder Samir Nasri will join up with former Manchester City teammate Vincent Kompany after signing for Anderlecht, the Belgian side announced on Friday.

The 32-year-old, who was a free agent after his contract with West Ham expired last week, has signed a one-year deal with the option of a second season.

“I received a range of beautiful offers but finally with a great deal of conviction, I have chosen Anderlecht,” said Nasri in a statement on the club website.

“I really want to help Vincent and the club realise their plans.”

Nasri, who spent six seasons at City, is the first big-name signing for Kompany who ended his 10-year stay at Manchester City at the end of last season to take his first step into management.