You can always count on West Ham United to make a baffling signing of a fading talent, as the reports have surfaced that the club has signed the mercurial Samir Nasri to a short team contract.
And now after Monday, it is indeed the case that the French international has become the latest signing in the Manuel Pellegrini Hammers era. It is a signing both shocking and predictable, considering that Nasri had arguably the best spell of his career at Manchester City while the Chilean tactician was his manager. Couple that with the long term injuries to electric talents Andriy Yarmolenko and Manuel Lanzini, and Nasri did have a place in the side.
However, as was the case with West Ham, boredom is never afoot and Nasri’s signing comes towards the end of his 18 month ban for his infamous IV dripping treatment in Los Angeles back in late 2016. The talented French international will be available to play for the Hammers at the start of 2019 but has trained with Pellegrini’s side since the start of November.
The 31-year-old Nasri still is well rested because of the ban obviously, and will feel that he will have a lot left in the tank. Before his anodyne, Nasri seemed to have returned to peak form with excellent displays for Sevilla two years ago during this time. But now, the dynamic midfielder will have to show that he can still produce top quality football with West Ham. It will certainly be another interesting watch for this club, no doubt about that.