West Ham United Closing In On Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri will undergo a medical at West Ham United ahead of signing a six-month deal with the Premier League club.

Nasri is a free agent after having his contract with Turkish club Antalyaspor terminated in January after he was handed an 18-month ban for a doping violation.

The Frenchman will soon return from a doping ban, which he picked up for breaching World Anti Doping Agency rules in December 2016 by receiving an intravenous drip of 500 millilitres of water which contained banned nutrients.

He will be able to play from 1 January, 2019 and would be reunited with one of his bosses at City, Manuel Pellegrini.

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It is understood the 31-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester City player will join the Hammers for an initial six months with the option to extend.

Nasri could add some inventive spark to West Ham's midfield, but his fitness levels could be an issue given the amount of time he has gone without playing professional football.

Since then, injury problems and the doping ban have halted Nasri's career during short-lived spells with Sevilla and Antalyaspor, yet Pellegrini clearly he feels he is worth taking a risk on.

The 31-year-old is now serving a doping ban, but with that up in December of this year, he's keen on a quick return to football and is undergoing a medical at West Ham today, the London Evening Standard reports.

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