News: Samir Nasri Signs for West Ham United After Completing Doping Ban - Football News (ZW)

News: Samir Nasri Signs for West Ham United After Completing Doping Ban


Samir Nasri is now a West Ham player after signing for the English Premier League club on a free transfer until the end of the 2018/19 season. Nasri joins the club after completing a doping ban imposed on him while at Sevilla which lasted for 12 months and ended today, 31 December.

Rumours of the possibility of Nasri signing for WHU began in the last transfer window, and became more apparent when he began training with the club recently.

Nasri last featured in a competetive match in 2017 while at Antalyaspor in Turkey and has only been training for match fitness. Samir Nasri will wear jersey number 18 at WHU.

"You choose a club and a project because of the ambition, and I think that West Ham has everything to be one of the biggest clubs in London, for sure," said Nasri to the WHU's  official website.

"I mean, 60,000 people at every game at home. We play in the Olympic Stadium. The training ground is there and you have owners who want to invest and have a good team. Everything is there to be doing great things.

"Coming back to the most competitive league in the world, with a team full of ambition with a manager that I know, it's the best job in the world, and I'm really excited about it." He said.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini is positive about Nasri's arrival at the club,

"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.

"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." He said while speaking to the media.

West Ham United have an option to extend the player's contract at the end of the season.

Story: Global Sports Media

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