West Ham United news: Samir Nasri’s future hangs in the balance with decision over new contract to come at end of the season
Samir Nasri’s West Ham future will not be decided until the end of the season.
The Frenchman was due to come on as a substitute during the Hammers’ 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Monday, but suffered a calf injury while warming up.
The midfielder has now been ruled out of their trip to Manchester United this weekend.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that signing the 31-year-old was always going to be a risk.
“About next season, I don’t know,” said Pellegrini.
“We knew that when Samir came here we had a risk for muscle injuries because he was more than one year without playing, so we will see at the end of the season.”
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The former Arsenal midfielder joined West Ham on New Year’s Day as a free agent after more than a year out on the sidelines owing to a doping ban.
Nasri signed on an initial six-month deal in the hope of earning a longer contract with the Hammers.
However, a series of niggling injuries has limited him to just three Premier League starts.
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