Samir Nasri has officially joined West Ham on an initial deal until the end of the season.
He renews his working relationship with Manuel Pellegrini, with whom he won two Premier League titles at Manchester City.
The 31-year-old Frenchman has been without a club since 31 January, after leaving Turkish club Antalyaspor.
Nasri is now available to play from January 1 after an 18-month ban for receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules.
“Samir will give us another dimension in our attacking play,” the manager said to the club’s website.
“He is a very technical player, with excellent quality on the ball, and the ability to create big moments in important matches. He already has very good experience of the Premier League and we hope that he will have a positive impact on the team between now and the end of the season.”
Samir Nasri’s contract includes an option to extend.
“You choose a club and a project because of the ambition, and I think that West Ham has everything to be one of the biggest clubs in London, for sure,” he told the club’s website.
“I mean, 60,000 people every game at home. We play in the Olympic Stadium. The training ground is there and you have owners who wants to invest and have a good team. Everything is there to be doing great things.
“Coming back to the most competitive league in the world, with a team full of ambition with a manager that I know. It’s the best job in the world, and I’m really excited about it.”