West Ham United playmaker Samir Nasri will find out what his Hammers future holds this week, according to the Evening Standard.
The newspaper claims that the 31-year-old will sit down for talks with manager Manuel Pellegrini before the final game of the season against Watford on Sunday.
The Frenchman inked a six month contract when he joined the club in January, but has seen his progress seriously disrupted by injuries since then.
West Ham have the option to extend his deal past the end of the campaign and the player will soon find out if he will kept around at the London Stadium.
It’s a bit of an interesting case with Nasri at the moment. Pellegrini obviously admires the midfielder, he worked with him at Manchester City and coaxed some career-best form out of him. However, despite flashes of genuine quality, Nasri simply hasn’t shown enough at West Ham to suggest he’s worth keeping around next season. The simple fact is he hasn’t been able to stay fit and so how can you trust that he’ll be able to do so moving forward? At best he should be given some sort of incentive-filled contract, a pay-as-you-play deal perhaps, but not a long-term contract on big money. However, he probably wouldn’t accept something of that nature. In that case, give him the boot. It might seem harsh but this is a similar situation to Andy Carroll’s. Neither man can stay fit and so they are simply drains on the club’s resources. Pellegrini might like Nasri as a player, but he needs to let his head rule his heart here and move him on this summer.