Date: 8th November 2018 at 1:38pm
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West Ham United are ready to offer former Premier League winner Samir Nasri a return to English football, according to the Mirror.

The newspaper claims that the 31-year-old is looking for a new club after his 18 month drugs ban ended last week.

Everton are also said to be interested, however Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has registered his interest with a man he worked with during their time together at Manchester City.

The Chilean is looking to bolster his midfield, with the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Jack Wilshere, Carlos Sanchez and Andriy Yarmolenko all out injured.

OPINION

This is a bit of a weird one. Nasri is a free agent so would only cost the club in wages, but he’s only just available to play again after serving a long drugs suspension. Is he the right man to throw into the helter-skelter of the Premier League? Pellegrini obviously knows the player from their time together at City, but there is little evidence to suggest that this Nasri is the same man who shone so brightly at the Etihad Stadium. The Frenchman has had little success at Sevilla or Antalyaspor so what makes Pellegrini think he can cut the mustard at the London Stadium? Having said that, the Hammers are dealing with a lot of injuries at present so if the manager is convinced that Nasri can do a job then it might be something worth pursuing. Perhaps a trial period would be best in order to assess where the midfielder is at, but West Ham could risk losing out on him to Everton. This is a difficult one to call, that’s for sure.