West Ham United has completed the signing of two-time Premier League winner Samir Nasri until the end of the 2018/19 season, with the option to extend his stay in east London.
A creative and technically-gifted player who impressed hugely during spells with Marseille, Arsenal, Manchester City and Sevilla, Nasri is available to play again after a 12-month ban and is ready to restart his career in a Claret and Blue shirt. He will wear the No. 18 shirt.
“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. I mean, 60,000 people every game at home. We play in the Olympic Stadium. The training ground is there and you have owners who wants 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,” said Nasri.
Manuel Pellegrini managed and won a Premier League title with Nasri at Manchester City and has spoken previously of his desire to make the addition of a proven top-class performer to his squad.
Commenting on Nasri, he 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 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.”