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Our View: West Ham have been vindicated in decision to release Samir Nasri

West Ham released Samir Nasri last summer, having snapped the Frenchman up on a free transfer in January 2019.

The 32-year-old actually impressed when he played for the Hammers, but he clearly wasn’t fit enough.

And West Ham decided to move Nasri on.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City man was snapped up by Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht eight months ago.

Samir Nasri (Photo by Vincent Van Doornick/Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images)


But he has struggled in Belgium. Nasri has racked up two goals and no assists in eight appearances for Anderlecht (Transfermarkt).

The 32-year-old is currently out injured – an all too common theme for the play-making midfielder, and something that has played havoc with the Frenchman’s career over the past few years.

He is out of contract in the summer, and the Belgian outfit are not going to offer him a new deal, according to Nieuwsblad.

Samir Nasri (Photo by Johan Eyckens/Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images)

So it seems as though West Ham have been totally vindicated in their decision to release Nasri. The Hammers 100 per cent made the right all.

The two-time Premier League winner will be 33 in June. Unfortunately for him, his career seems to be nearing its end.

Hopefully from this point onwards, West Ham will target young and hungry players in the transfer market.

Signing Nasri was clearly a mistake. But at least the Hammers didn’t make it worse by offering him a new deal last summer.

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