West Ham United looked in good touch in the last two matches in the Premier League as they clinched back to back wins against Newcastle United and Cardiff City. The victories came on the back of a disappointing defeat at the hands of Premier League leaders Manchester City, which shows the amount of self-belief and resilience Manuel Pellegrini has been able to instil in the side this season.
However, there are a number of injury worries that the Chilean mastermind is having to deal with midfielders like Andriy Yarmolenko and Manuel Lanzini set to spend a significant amount of time out on the sideline. This might force the manager to take evasive actions, and he might have to bring a new face into the side in the form of former Manchester City and Arsenal midfield ace Samir Nasri.
According to Mail Online, the 31-year-old attacking midfielder, who is currently serving a ban due to drug abuse, might be given a lifeline in the form of a short-term contract by the east London club.
The player is eligible to play from January onwards, and the Hammers are ready to bring him into the side to increase their squad depth. The report also says that the player recently trained with the Hammers and his performance was good enough to impress the club officials.
The former French international had been one of the best players of his generation without a doubt, but his inconsistency and attitude let him down several times in his career.
He was a regular for Premier League sides like Arsenal and Manchester City and his possible stint with West Ham United might be the last chance to revive his career.
For the Hammers, it is going to be a huge gamble to bring the former Premier League winner into the side. However, given his past record of playing under the tutelage of Pellegrini, West Ham would hope that the player will help to add more stability to the squad and can be a good substitute for players like Yarmolenko and Lanzini on the pitch.
Let us not forget how talented the Frenchman is, and if he can even get close to replicating the form he showed at Arsenal, this signing could turn out to be a masterstroke. The risks are apparent but the potentiality for proper dividends is there as well, and that would convince Pellegrini to make a move for this midfielder.