Samir Nasri Reportedly Having Medical Ahead Of West Ham Deal
Samir Nasri could soon be back playing in the Premier League with a report that the Frenchman is currently undergoing a medical ahead of a short term deal with West Ham.
It's the middle of November and there really shouldn't be any transfer stories just yet, you know it's like unwrapping a Christmas present already, but in the new tradition of the holiday period coming along early here's a transfer story to get our teeth into already.
According to the Evening Standard the Premier League could be reintroduced to the wonderful world of Samir Nasri, with the Frenchman reportedly already having a medical at West Ham.
The paper report that Nasri's £80,000 a week wage demands have put off some clubs but not the Hammers, suggest that will be his pay, and they have moved quickly to sign him.
The former Manchester City midfielder is currently serving an 18 month ban from football following a drug violation after his now infamous trip to the 'Drip Doctors' in a Los Angeles clinic when he was on loan at Sevilla from City.
His ban ends in December, and he has been training since November, with West Ham eager to make sure he's signed up as soon as possible.
A mixture of summer signing Andriy Yarmolenko and interest from Everton and America has meant Manuel Pellegrini has moved quickly for the player he got the best out of when the pair were at the Etihad together.
The 31 year old was most recently with Turkish side Antalyaspor and had his contract mutually terminated when he received the drugs ban.
Nasri started his career in France with Marseille before moving to the Premier League with Arsenal under Arsene Wenger, but didn't win anything whilst in North London, before moving to City.
At the Etihad he instantly won the Premier League under Roberto Mancini and added a second title under Pellegrini but wasn't wanted by Pep Guardiola.
He went on loan to Sevilla before moving to Turkey and then eventually saw his contract cancelled. If West Ham can get the best out of him then it'll be an excellent signing.