The West ham fans have been feeling relatively uninspired in the Transfer Tavern of late following a subdued transfer window and a handful of disappointing results in the Premier League.
David Moyes has done tremendously well to transform the fortunes of West Ham since his arrival at the beginning of November. The former Man United boss has taken some big scalps along the way, but The Hammers still have plenty of work to do if they are to avoid relegation this season.
On Wednesday afternoon, the club announced that Patrice Evra had signed a contract with the club until the end of the season. The West Ham supporters have becoming increasingly concerned by their club’s chances of survival this season after their quiet January window, but their recent acquisition of Evra has done little to increase the optimism amongst the supporters.
West Ham’s transfer has arrived as something of a surprise considering the club have both Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku to call upon at left-back. To further compound the bizarre nature of the transfer, the former French international is 36-years-old and has been absent from football for almost 3 months after he was sacked by Marseille in November.
There are certainly players who are currently without contract who Moyes should have considered instead, and one of those players is former Manchester City and Arsenal employee Samir Nasri. Nasri (valued at £9 million by Transfermarkt) was recently released from his contract at Antalyaspor following an unsuccessful spell in the Turkish Super Lig.
Considering the injury problems that West Ham are currently faced with, a move for his services would have been far wiser than a move for Evra. Both of The Irons most exciting creative sparks, namely Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini have recently been ruled out through hamstring injuries, and their absence has already proven to be a crippling detriment to their attacking threat.
The purchase of Nasri could have represented a partial solution to a glaring problem that exists at West Ham, so their decision to instead favour a move for Evra seems rather perplexing. Despite this, the opportunity to sign Nasri is still there for West Ham to take, and they should seriously consider bringing him to the London Stadium if their injury problems take another turn for the worse this season.