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SportNasri to sign short-term West Ham deal in January

14:05  07 december  2018
14:05  07 december  2018 Source:

Zabaleta calls for patience as Nasri trains with the Hammers

Zabaleta calls for patience as Nasri trains with the Hammers Samir Nasri needs to be given time to prove his worth to West Ham, according to Pablo Zabaleta. Speaking about the free agent and his former Manchester City team-mate, as reported by the London Evening Standard, Zabaleta explained what the Frenchman must do in order to earn a deal at West Ham. “Manuel knows Samir very well from his time at Manchester City. We need players with his quality, especially because also we lost two key players — Manuel Lanzini in the summer before the World Cup and then [Jack] Wilshere, who is very close to coming back to the team.” “Samir needs a bit of time, though. He has not been football training for more than a year. He is technically very good, so he probably needs to focus more on his fitness levels than his passing.” The former City star has been training with the London club in a bid to earn a deal back in the Premier League. Nasri has been out of the game for some time following a drugs ban, but he is now aiming for a Premier League return. A host of clubs, including Everton, have been linked with Nasri but it seems that Manuel Pellegrini is keen to bring in one of his former players. With West Ham losing Manuel Lanzini to a long-term injury, Nasri could be the ideal replacement for the Argentine as he continues his recovery.

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Samir Nasri will return to the Premier League on a short - term deal with West Ham if he can Nasri , who played under the West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini at City He made eight appearances for Antalyaspor in Turkey between signing in August 2017 and leaving in January this year.

Samir Nasri will sign a short-term contract with West Ham in January following the conclusion of his drugs ban.

The Daily Mail reports that the Hammers have decided to give the Frenchman the opportunity to impress following a trial period at the club.

Nasri has been training with West Ham in a bid to earn a deal as he approaches the end of his ban.

The former Manchester City midfielder is unable to sign for a club until the end of January next year.

Nasri to sign short-term West Ham deal in January © Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport

He has been heavily linked with a Premier League return and Manuel Pellegrini has been eager to give him a chance to prove his worth.

Pellegrini offers update on Nasri saga

Pellegrini offers update on Nasri saga Samir Nasri will have to earn a West Ham contract, according to Manuel Pellegrini. The Frenchman has started training with the East Londoners, but no official deal has been completed as of yet. Instead, Nasri will have to show West Ham that he is capable of working towards a standard of match fitness before they offer him a contract to play Premier League football once again. The 31-year-old has most recently played for Turkish side Antalyaspor, before leaving in January of this year. Less than a month later, Nasri was banned for six months from football for breaching World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines. Twitter: “I hope that from now until the end of the year he will be fit and if that is the case we will try to keep him here… (@SkySportsPL) The ban was extended by another 12 months on appeal by UEFA, although the figure was again reduced appeal from Nasri. From the 1st of January, the former Manchester City will be free to sign for a club and compete once again. Speaking in a pres conference, Pellegrini said: “I hope that from now until the end of the year he will be fit and if that is the case we will try to keep him here at West Ham.” Nasri would prove to be a useful attacking option for a team unable to count on the fitness of Manuel Lanzini and Jack Wilshere.

But West Ham insiders say there is little chance Nasri can expect anything other than a short - term deal — especially with his wish for around £80 Meanwhile, Pell has admitted Reece Oxford should think about leaving the Hammers in January . The defender made a sensational debut aged 16 in

Samir Nasri is undergoing a medical at West Ham ahead of signing a short - term deal , according to Sky sources. The former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder is currently serving an 18-month ban after receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in December 2016 in breach of World

The pair know each other well from their time at Manchester City and with West Ham’s current injury problems Nasri could prove to be a shrewd piece of business.

Pellegrini has been very vocal in his bid to snap up the former City midfielder, but following concerns over his fitness levels the Hammers have refused to rush into a decision.

Nasri to sign short-term West Ham deal in January © Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Sport Leicester City v Sevilla FC - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

West Ham to make Nasri decision next week.
West Ham will reportedly make a decision on a potential move to sign Samir Nasri next week. Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that a decision is looming after the Frenchman has spent time training with the club. As reported by Pete O’Rourke, the former City midfielder will discover his fate, as he bids to get his career back on track after serving a ban from the game. Nasri has been spending time on a trial period in a bid to prove his fitness to West Ham, who have been looking for a short-term replacement for the injured Manuel Lanzini. Pellegrini is well aware of Nasri’s talents, having worked with the player during their together time at Manchester City, but any deal to join the Hammers is likely to depend on his fitness. Nasri will be free to sign for a club in January when his ban from the game is concluded.

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