West Ham will announce their first signing of the winter in the guise of Samir Nasri before the transfer window opens but we may need to wait a little while for his full debut.
The 31-year old French midfielder 12-month ban ends at midnight tonight and he is free to play for any club as from tomorrow. He has been training with the first team squad since November in an attempt to regain his fitness and has already signed a contract with the Hammers last week. His registration with the Premier League was finalised today.
Wednesday’s evening game against Brighton may come too soon for the new recruit both in terms of match fitness levels but Claret and Hugh have been told there is a bigger possibility he will be involved in the FA Cup third round against Birmingham City this Saturday at the London Stadium.
It is believed that Nasri will take a lower basic wage on a short-term contract which is heavily incentivised to play, win and succeed.