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Report claims staggering new wage Samir Nasri wants to stay at West Ham

West Ham United co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold will have to get their chequebooks out if they want to keep Hammers midfielder.

Samir Nasri was key to West Ham’s last gasp 4-3 comeback win over Huddersfield last time out.

In fact Nasri has been impressive in pretty much every game he has played since joining the Hammers in January.

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Nasri doubters silenced

At 31, and having missed 18 months of football due to a doping ban, many predicted Nasri no longer had what it takes to play at the top level.

But so far the former Manchester City and Arsenal star has proved the doubters wrong.

A classy influence on the ball, Nasri has been a breathe of fresh air.

His excellence on and off the ball as a second half substitute against Huddersfield made all the difference.

As a result it appears Nasri and his agent are keen to capitalise.

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Nasri makes new wage demands

A new report from well-informed West Ham site Claret & Hugh claims Nasri has handed the club new wage demands if they want to keep him at the club.

The Hammers have first option on the skilful star. But if they are to activate it they will have to stump up another £20,000 per week taking his wages to over the £90k mark per appearance (Claret & Hugh).

That’s because he is currently on £50,000 per week with a £20,000 appearance bonus. In his new demands Nasri reportedly wants £70,000 basic with the same appearance bonus of £20,000.

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Is he worth it?

At first some fans may baulk at dishing out such big money to a player who has been something of a journeyman in the last few years of his career.

On the face of it Nasri would be getting the same wage Andy Carroll has been picking up for the last six years.

Wages for attacking and creative players tend to be a premium too.

Then throw in the fact it would cost West Ham tens of millions to replace Nasri in the modern market and an extra £20,000 starts to seem less significant.

Even if Nasri does not figure from the start each week next season, he would be fantastic back up for Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko.

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