Samir Nasri Expected To Join West Ham After His Doping Ban Is Lifted

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Samir Nasri is in line sign for West Ham when his doping suspension ends, according to the London Evening Standard

The Standard said Samir Nasri , who played under Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, is undergoing a medical prior to signing a short-term contract with London club West Ham.

While the former France international’s ban means he is unable to play until January 1, the terms of Nasri’s suspension allow him to train with any club from this month onwards.

In February, Nasri was given a six-month suspension after taking a multi-vitamin booster in contravention of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules.

Nasri had the drip treatment at a Los Angeles clinic two years ago while he was on loan at Sevilla from City during the 2016/17 season, prompting the Spanish anti-doping agency to open an investigation.

He retroactively appealed to UEFA to grant him a therapeutic use exemption (TUE), but his request was refused by European football’s governing body.

August saw UEFA extend Nasri’s doping ban from six to 18 months, his suspension backdated to July 1, 2017 although he has played since then.

A move to West Ham would see Nasri reunited with former Arsenal colleagues Jack Wilshere and Lukasz Fabianski, as well as ex-City teammate Pablo Zabaleta. He would also be working once more under his old City boss Manuel Pellegrini in east London.

In total, Nasri has played 215 Premier League games to date, scoring 36 goals and providing 42 assists since his debut in English football in 2008.



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