Date: 23rd April 2019 at 9:39am
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OPINION

Samir Nasri has not enjoyed the best of spells at West Ham United since signing in January, has he?

His short career at the club has been ravaged by injury and the inability to remain fit, which means that he has only racked up five Premier League appearances since joining.

This, however, means that his chances of getting a new contract at the club are getting slimmer with every absence that passes. Manuel Pellegrini will not want a player who his incredibly prone to injury remaining on the books with the Hammers, and nor would the fans in that case.

It remains to be seen whether he will appear for the Irons once more in this campaign, as even when he is fit and ready to play, Pellegrini often opts not to include him in his starting XI.

His future is becoming bleaker and bleaker, and this has only been reinforced by comments made by Pellegrini, which can be intepreted as being rather cryptic.

When asked by Football London whether the signing of the French playmaker had backfired, his response was: “I hope that we can see him again this season.”

The fact that he dodged answering the question indicates that he is not keen on the idea of Nasri staying beyond his short spell at the club, instead focusing on whether he is going to appear for West Ham again this season.

By the looks of it, that is not going to happen if he cannot get himself fit. Pellegrini avoiding such a crucial question basically tells everyone all they need to know about his long-term future at the London Stadium.

The fans would not be too fussed if the 31-year-old did part ways with the club at the end of the season – he may have excellent ability on the ball, but the impact he has made since arriving has been minimal.