As reported by footballtransfertavern.com
According to a recent report from The Daily Mirror, West Ham are interested in signing free agent Samir Nasri. The 31-year-old has been without a club since the start of the year after leaving Turkish side Antalyaspor, but has just completed an 18-month drugs ban and as such is ready to return to first team action.
And reports suggest that Manuel Pellegrini’s Hammers are keen on the ex-Arsenal and Manchester City star, and while the club are suffering from something of an injury crisis, there is no long-term gain from the club’s potential move for the £5.4 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt).
Ultimately, the East London outfit are very short on options in the midfield and attacking ranks at present, with the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Carlos Sanches, Jack Wilshere, and Andriy Yarmolenko all on the sidelines.
Thus, the Hammers are certainly injury-stricken and ideally need someone to come in straight away and make a telling difference, so it’s not overly surprising to see the club linked with Nasri, especially given he has proven ability in the Premier League during respective stints at Arsenal and City.
And while there could be short-term gain from the midfielder’s addition, which itself is questionable given he hasn’t played football for almost a year now and may take time to reach his best form, there is no long-term gain as, when everyone is back fit and firing, the Frenchman is unlikely to be in the first team.
Ultimately, the Hammers spent