West Ham Planning to Offer Samir Nasri Short-Term Deal After Midfielder Impresses in Training

West Ham are planning to hand Samir Nasri a short-term deal in January, after being impressed with his performances in training.

The Hammers have been keen on the Frenchman for a while now, even though the former Arsenal and Manchester City mdfielder is banned from football until January 1 after being found guilty of doping offences. He has been training with Manuel Pellegrini’s side over the last few weeks to build up his fitness, with a view to earning a deal until at least the end of the season. 

The prospective deal was ​reported to have been held up due to fitness concerns, with the club seemingly preferring a pay-to play deal for that reason.

According to a report in the ​Mail, however, they have since been convinced by the 31-year-old former France international, and are prepared to offer him a short-term deal when his eligibility to play is reinstated at the beginning of January. 

If true, then ​West Ham will be landing a player with significant pedigree as they look to climb the table after a rocky start to Manuel Pellegrini’s tenure. 

Nasri was regarded as one of the best midfielders in the league for large spells of his time with ​Arsenal and City, but fell out of favour towards the end of his time at the latter, going out on loan to Sevilla before moving to Turkey to join Antalyaspor.

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It was here where he was banned after doping allegations arose in February 2018, and he has been unable to play professionally since then. Whether or not a ​Premier League return with the Irons materialises remains to be seen – though all signs appear to be pointing towards the London Stadium.

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