Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


Nasri deal in the balance

Filed: Tuesday, 13th November 2018
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United's attempts to capture Samir Nasri on as short-term contract are in serious doubt after concerns regarding his fitness were flagged.

Despite having undertaken a medical on Monday, signing the former French international is considered to be a major risk. It is felt that his capture would represent a huge gamble given that he has played no competitive football since August 2017.

Embed from Getty Images

Although negotiations continue, West Ham feel that Nasri's demands - said to be in the region of 80,000 per week - are excessive. And whilst the club have offered a six-month deal, the player is seeking a longer contract.

Nasri was banned from football in February 2018 for six months after it was ascertained that he had taken a performance-enhancing stimulant during a loan spell at Seville in 2016. That ban was later extended to 18 months upon appeal, but backdated to July 2017.

Embed from Getty Images

The 31-year-old midfielder previously played under current West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, and was part of the Citizens squad that won the Premier League in 2014 alongside Pablo Zabaleta.

Related News

   arrow   In brief - Friday's news round-up [8th Feb 2019]
   arrow   Arnautovic to return for Palace trip - but Nasri ruled out [7th Feb 2019]
   arrow   Gary going for gold [7th Feb 2019]
   arrow   Pre-match press conference: Manuel Pellegrini v Liverpool [2nd Feb 2019]
   arrow   West Ham conclude deadline day business [31st Jan 2019]
   arrow   Transfer deadline day latest [31st Jan 2019]
   arrow   Hammers land Benfica striker [30th Jan 2019]
   arrow   West Ham eye Slovakian star [22nd Jan 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Friday's news round-up [18th Jan 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [15th Jan 2019]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
West Ham charged by FA
West Ham United have been charged with breaking 'anti-doping' rules by the ...more
Three Years Ago
Lanzini returns but Carroll injured - again
Manuel Lanzini is set to return to Slaven Bilic's first team squad for this weekend's trip to Blackb...more
Five Years Ago
The lonely Ranger
Ravel Morrison has completed his temporary switch to Championship club Queens Park Rangers....more