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Anderlecht signing Nasri: Kompany friendship key to decision

Former Manchester City and West Ham midfielder Samir Nasri has explained his move to Anderlecht.

Nasri admits the presence of former City teammate Vincent Kompany as player-manager was key.

"We had a good relationship with City," said the Frenchman. “He was of course there for a while when I arrived and it helped that we speak the same language.

"Vincent called me to present his plans for Anderlecht and to ask me to go to Anderlecht with him. I also had other options, but wanted to stay in Europe. That was also the best option for my family.

"The sporting project and the fact that I can collaborate with a friend thereby made the difference.

“I've always had a lot of respect for him and his position doesn't change that."

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