Having managed to prove his fitness, Samir Nasri was finally confirmed as a West Ham player yesterday after weeks of training with the east London club.
The Frenchman put pen to paper on a shot-term term contract in a move that will see him link up with his former boss at Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini until the end of the season.
And while some West Ham supporters may be sceptical about the decision to bring him in following his doping ban, Nasri’s words upon his arrival at the London Stadium gives room for optimism in regards to the future — even if things do not work out.
“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,” Nasri told West Ham’s official club website.
“I mean, 60,000 people every game at home!,” the 31-year-old added. “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.”
On top of Nasri, the Hammers also recently added the likes of Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko — two high-profile signings — to their squad, reinforcing the comments the attacking midfielder made about his new side heading in the right direction.
As for matters on the pitch, despite their recent loss to Burnley and poor start to the season, West Ham can be pleased with how their campaign has gone overall. They sit just two points off seventh-placed Wolves, while under Pellegrini the football has drastically improved.
And should the club be able to continue to attract players of Anderson, Yarmolenko and Nasri’s credentials, things will only get better.
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