By Okeowo Oladapo
Samir Nasri is allegedly in the middle of an anti-doping investigation amid claims the Manchester City midfielder received an intravenous drip at an American clinic last week.
This comes off the back of a tweet by the co-founder of The Drip Doctors, Jamilah Sozahdah: “We provided @SamNasri19 a concierge Immunity IV Drip to keep him hydrated & in top health during his busy soccer season with @SevillaFC”.
The tweet has come to the attention of The Spanish Agency for Health Protection in Sport (AEPSAD), which handles doping issues in sport, and said on Wednesday that it was launching an investigation.
According to the Drip Doctors website, the Immunity Drip, which costs $200, is an “infusion tailor-made to boost your immune system and prevent travel-related illnesses. It contains high dose vitamin C, B vitamins, Lysine and Zinc combined with specially formulated nutrients to help combat superbugs and common viruses”
Nasri, who is currently on loan at Spanish club Sevilla, is alleged to have been given an “immunity drip”, which includes one litre of hydration fluid, at the Drip Doctors clinic in Los Angeles.
Under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules, 50 millilitres is the limit for IV infusions except in cases of hospital admission or if an athlete has a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).