West Ham Announce Nasri Deal


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West Ham United announced the first new Premier League signing with a six-month deal agreed for Samir Nasri reports FourFourTwo.

The much-travelled midfielder is currently serving a ban after failing a drugs test following a drip treatment he received in Los Angeles. FIFA banned him for 18-months but backdated its’ commencement.

The suspension ends at midnight on 31st December 2018, leaving the former France international free to begin his Hammers career in the home clash with Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday evening.

West Ham become Nasri’s third Premier League club after spells with Arsenal and Manchester City. The move to the London Stadium reunites the 31-year-old with his boss at Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini.

Since leaving City, Nasri endured a nomadic career with a season-long loan at Sevilla and a spell with Antalyaspor. While serving his ban, the Frenchmen trained with clubs across several European countries before settling in East London.

The Hammers confirmed they hold an option to extend the contract by a further twelve-months if the move works out. The club’s manager Manuel Pellegrini has high hopes it will:

“I am very pleased to welcome Samir to West Ham,” the Chilean added. “He is a player I obviously know well from our time together at Manchester City and I am happy to be working with him again.

“He has been working very hard here in recent weeks to build up his fitness and condition after a long period without playing, and he is now very determined to return to his best.

“Samir will give us another dimension in our attacking play. He is a very technical player, with excellent quality on the ball, and the ability to create big moments in important matches.