Samir Nasri has revealed that Jorge Sampaoli recruited him to Sevilla by offering him the freedom to go out and party as much as he wanted.
Nasri joined the La Liga side prior to the 2016-17 campaign on a season-long loan from Manchester City. He would go on to make 30 appearances for Sevilla, scoring three goals.
In an Instagram Live chat, the former France international said that Sampaoli, then Sevilla's manager, offered him plenty of freedom off the pitch as long as he performed well on it.
"Sampaoli wanted me so much that he said to me: 'Come to us, you can drink, go to a club, do whatever you want, and I will cover for you in front of the club, I'm just asking you to be good on the field at the weekend,'" Nasri said. "Sampaoli was so crazy he even wanted to watch my dog so that I could go out on weekends!"