West Ham signed Samir Nasri on a short-term contract in January 2019. The Frenchman impressed in spurts for the Hammers, before being released in the summer of 2019.
The 41-capped France international linked up with Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht having left West Ham. But injuries have plagued his time with the Belgian outfit.
The former Manchester City and Arsenal man has played just eight games for Anderlecht, racking up two goals in the process (Transfermarkt).
On his day, Nasri was an exceptional talent.
But his career has clearly been in decline over the past two or three years.
If he had managed to stay fit during his short time with West Ham, he might just have been offered a new deal last summer.
And who knows? The Frenchman might have been a real success in east London.
Some Hammers fans took to Twitter yesterday, and reminisced about Nasri:
— ⚒ COYIrons ⚒ (@COYIrons_com) March 27, 2020
Should’ve brought him
— Gary (@RedbreastGary) March 27, 2020
Think he could’ve been good if given more of a chance
— Boris (@AlfieJohnson7) March 27, 2020
Too injury prone but looked class when he played
— Callum Horncastle (@cal_horncastle) March 27, 2020
He should stay with us 😒
— Dunc9 (@WHU99) March 27, 2020
Another sick note,but class.
— PhilipofRoyalGreenwich (@Phil27842220) March 27, 2020
I was really looking forward to watching him play. You could see he had more time on the ball to pick a pass. What a waste
— Johnny (@johnrjc26) March 28, 2020
He could have been, but as usual wasn’t given the opportunity to show us what he had. ⚒⚒⚒⚒
— Greg Kingston ⚒⚒⚒⚒ (@greg10217) March 28, 2020
Where is he now? I liked him, however he is like poor old Wilshire. Dogged by injury issues
— Dean (@DAZ600) March 27, 2020
should have given him another deal IMO
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) March 29, 2020
Nobody knows what would have happened, had Nasri stayed at West Ham. Perhaps it was the right decision not offering him a new deal, considering his continued problems with injury.
The Frenchman’s stay at West Ham was underwhelming on the whole. But there were odd glimpses of magic.
When is all said and done, however, Nasri can be proud of what he has achieved during his career.
Not many players can say they won two Premier League titles.