West Ham: Samir Nasri signs for Hammers on day doping ban ends


Samir Nasri (middle) made 142 Premier League appearances for Manchester City

West Ham have signed former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri – on the day he completes a doping ban.

The 31-year-old Frenchman has been without a club since 31 January, after leaving Turkish club Antalyaspor.

Nasri, who has signed a deal until the end of the season, served an 18-month doping ban for using an intravenous drip treatment but is available to play again from 1 January.

He won two Premier League titles and the League Cup in six years with 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 Nasri.