Samir Nasri In Talks With Premier League Club
At this point you'd probably thought he'd called it a day but Samir Nasri could be set for a surprise return to the Premier League.
The former Arsenal and Manchester City man has been serving a suspension from football from UEFA in relation to his infamous trip to see the "Drip doctors" in 2016 - with Nasri receiving 500 milliliters of hydration in the form of sterile water containing micronutrient component.
UEFA ruled that the practice carried out when Nasri was at Sevilla he received at the Los Angeles clinic fell foul of their anti-doping regulations.
He was originally slapped with a six-month ban but because of an unsuccessful appeal it was then extended to 18 months in August.
It scuppered a proposed move to Las Palmas after his contract from Turkish outfit Antalyaspor was terminated by mutual consent after playing just eight games.
However, Nasri could well be back in England soon. There had been talk that Everton have shown interest but soured on him.
But the latest, as per Ian Ladyman from the Daily Mail, iis that the Frenchman is in talks with West Ham over making a return to England.
Nasri is said to be keen on linking up with Manuel Pellegrini once again but his salary demands are reportedly £5 million per year, which works out around £100,000-a-week.
Former City midfielder Samir Nasri wants £5m-a-year to move to West Ham. Nasri is in talks West Ham after returning from a drugs ban. [Daily Mail]- City Chief ️ (@City_Chief) November 10, 2018
A move the MLS has also been mooted but Nasri would get a much better pay packet in the English top flight, plus much more competitive football in a league he knows so well.
For Nasri, the question marks haven't been surrounding his ability instead it's been long been related to his attitude, work-rate and lack of consistency.
Nasri is a two-time Premier League winner with Manchester City and has 36 goals and 38 assists in 215 appearances in the top-flight.
Worth a punt for West Ham?
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