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Anderlecht sporting director Michael Verschueren admits signing Samir Nasri after West Ham release was a mistake

Anderlecht sporting director Michael Verschueren has admitted that the club made a mistake signing Samir Nasri after his release from West Ham last summer, when speaking to Belgian media outlet HLN.

The 32-year-old Frenchman was signed for the Hammers by Manuel Pellegrini in January 2019. He failed to make much of an impact in east London, however, racking up just two assists and no goals in six games (Transfermarkt).

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The 41-capped former France international was released by West Ham last summer. And was then signed by Anderlecht on a one-year deal. Nasri has registered two goals and zero assists in eight appearances for the Belgian outfit, and he has been out injured since October.


It seems as though his time with Anderlecht could be short lived too.

The club’s sporting director Michael Verschueren suggested it was a mistake signing the former West Ham, Arsenal and Manchester City man in the summer, when speaking to HLN:

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“If I had to do it again, would we have signed Samir Nasri? With what we know now, no.”

The 32-year-old was an outstanding player in his day. But it seems as though his body is not allowing him to complete at the very highest level anymore.

He never really got the chance to show what he was capable of at West Ham.

And judging by the Anderlecht sporting director’s comments, he won’t get that with the Belgian outfit either.

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