Manuel Pellegrini is keen to see one of his players extend their stay at West Ham United beyond the end of the season.
According to a report by Claret and Hugh, the Chilean manager wants to see Samir Nasri’s option of extending his contract at the club for a further year to be triggered.
And, it appears the club could be prepared to grant him his wish as injuries continue to be a concern for the club, especially in the midfield areas.
Nasri was originally brought into the London Stadium on a short-term deal in January and has since been impressive with his performances.
The former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder is currently injured at the moment with a calf strain, however, with the likes of Carlos Sanchez and Manuel Lanzini going to need plenty of time to get back up to speed, Pellegrini is keen to keep the player he knows well just in case any other injuries occur.
There will have been doubts over what Nasri would have been able to bring to West Ham this winter following a difficult spell in the player’s career.
However, after a handful of games for The Hammers so far, the 31-year-old has looked impressive, so extending his deal for another year looks to make perfect sense.
The Irons will be hoping that he is not out on the sidelines for too much longer as they continue to be a little threadbare in the middle of the park.
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