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West Ham signed Samir Nasri on the day he completes a doping ban

West Ham signed Samir Nasri on the day he completes a doping ban

Samir Nasri, former Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder, have been signed for Hammers by West Ham on the his doping ban completes.

Samir Nasri, who is a 31 years of age Frenchman, has not been with a club since Jan-31, after he left Antalyaspor the Turkish club.

Samir Nasri, who has attached with a deal till the season end, went through a doping ban of 18-month for using an injective drip treatment but from 1st of Jan he is back again to play.

He is the winner of the League Cup and two Premier League titles in 6 years with Manchester City.

“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. ” said Samir Nasri.

Nasri has played 215 times in the Premier League as an Arsenal player from 2008 to 2011 before going to Manchester city for £25m.

He performed there under Manuel Pellegrini, the boss of Hammers, but after the appearance of Pep Guardiola he fell out of favour and had a loan spell spent with Sevilla.

Pellegrini said to the Hammers’ website: “I am happy to be working with him again.

“He has been working very hard in recent weeks to build up his fitness and condition after a long period without playing, and he is now very determined to return to his best.”

Nasri was banned for 6 months in the start for using an intravenous drip that broke the rules of World Anti-Doping Agency.

It was supposed that in 2016, during on loan to Sevilla, he was given five hundred ml of hydration in the form of sterile water that contains micronutrient components, which crossed the allowed limit.

In Feb-2017, Uefa refused a Sevilla’s request for a retroactive therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for Nasri.

In Aug-2018, the ban has been extended from 6 to 18 months by the Uefa, dated back to 1st July 2017.

There is an option West Ham has and that is he can extend the contract of Nasri by one year.

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