West Ham Announce Signing of Samir Nasri

West Ham United FC have announce the signing of former French international Samir Nasri until the end of the 2018/2019 season with an option to extend the contract.

The club made the announcement on its website on Monday after the former Manchester City player had undergone a series of training sessions with the London based club.

Nasri was banned in January by UEFA after testing positive for a controlled substance and had left his Turkish club, Antalyaspor after just six months. He had been without a club for almost a year.

West Ham United Unveil New Signing Samir Nasri

Welcoming the Frenchman, Hammers boss, Manuel Pellegrini said, “I am very pleased to welcome Samir to West Ham United. 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,” he told the club’s website.

“He already has very good experience of the Premier League and we hope that he will have a positive impact on the team between now and the end of the season.”

Nasri played for Arsenal from 2008 to 2011 before moving to City for £25 million, going on to win two Premier League titles during his time at the Etihad Stadium.

During his loan spell at Sevilla last season, he made 30 appearances scoring three goals.