Samir Nasri’s West Ham future in the balance, admits Manuel Pellegrini

Samir Nasri’s West Ham future in the balance, admits Manuel Pellegrini

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Samir Nasri’s West Ham future in the balance with injury-hit midfielder’s contract expiring this summer as manager Manuel Pellegrini says: ‘About next season, I don’t know’

  • Samir Nasri signed a six-month contract when he joined West Ham in January
  • He was hoping earn a two-year deal this summer by impressing on the field
  • But injuries have limited the Frenchman to just three Premier League starts
  • And Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini said: ‘About next season, I don’t know’
  • Pellegrini’s West Ham team trained without the injured Nasri on Thursday 

Samir Nasri’s chances of landing a permanent West Ham contract hang in the balance following another injury setback.

The former Arsenal midfielder joined the Hammers on New Year’s Day as a free agent, having spent more than a year out of the game due to a doping ban.

Nasri signed an initial six-month deal in the hope of earning a two-year contract but a series of niggling injuries have limited him to just three Premier League starts.

Samir Nasri suffered a calf injury while warming up for West Ham United on Monday night

Samir Nasri suffered a calf injury while warming up for West Ham United on Monday night

On Thursday, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Nasri might not get a new deal

On Thursday, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Nasri might not get a new deal

Pellegrini watched on as he team trained on Thursday, looking forward to Saturday's match

Pellegrini watched on as he team trained on Thursday, looking forward to Saturday’s match

The Frenchman was due to come on as a substitute at Chelsea on Monday night, only to suffer a calf injury while warming up which will rule him out of this weekend’s trip to Manchester United.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini has now admitted signing Nasri was a gamble and cast doubt on whether he will be offered a permanent deal.

‘About next season, I don’t know,’ said Pellegrini.

‘We knew that when Samir came here we had a risk for muscle injuries because he was more than one year without playing, so we will see at the end of the season.’ 

West Ham play Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford this weekend

West Ham play Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford this weekend

Captain Mark Noble looked relaxed as he was seen laughing during Thursday's session

Captain Mark Noble looked relaxed as he was seen laughing during Thursday’s session

Declan Rice also appeared to be in high spirits at West Ham's Rush Green base in Romford

Declan Rice also appeared to be in high spirits at West Ham’s Rush Green base in Romford

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