Date: 8th November 2018 at 2:39pm
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OPINION

West Ham are at risk of taking a backwards step after making promising progress as they’re reportedly ready to make an offer to welcome Samir Nasri to the club.

The Daily Mirror reported on Thursday that the Hammers were considering signing the 31-year-old free agent in order to boost Manuel Pellegrini’s midfield options.

The newspaper claim that the Hammers will potentially have to battle Everton for Nasri, who just became available to play after serving his 18 months drugs ban, and it’s a fight they should want to lose.

Nasri was once a fabulous talent in the Premier League at both Arsenal and Manchester City but that doesn’t mean he is a worthwhile signing now.

The experienced midfielder didn’t exactly excel at his last club, Turkish side Antalyaspor, and managed to make only eight appearances for them.

So he doesn’t seem to be ready to deliver the goods in the Premier League anytime soon, it seems that pursuing Nasri is kind of how the club went after Patrice Evra last season.

The Hammers successfully snapped up the left-back last season on a short-term basis and it was a terrible decision that just got worse every time he played.

Given that the club’s summer business provided so much hope as they targeting players who a future could be built around, see Felipe Anderson, it would be a backwards step for the club to welcome Nasri.

Therefore London Stadium will be in uproar over the thought that the Hammers are reportedly at risk of taking a backwards step by recruiting the previously great Premier League player.