West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has expressed doubt over the future of Samir Nasri, Football.London reports.
During his press conference ahead of this weekend’s trip to Manchester United, Pellegrini admitted that Nasri’s latest injury setback has put his future in doubt.
The 31-year-old’s short-term contract expires at the end of the season and West Ham have not decided whether his deal will be extended.
And with four games left after this weekend, Nasri is running out of time to convince West Ham that he should stay.
Manuel Pellegrini on Samir Nasri
Pellegrini gave an injury update on Nasri and followed that up with some clarity on his current contract situation.
The Hammers manager confirmed that the Frenchman picked up a calf injury during the warm-up at half-time in Monday’s loss against Chelsea.
And this could impact his future. Nasri is playing for a new deal but is unable to get minutes under his belt to prove his fitness.
He told the press conference (via Football.London): “About next season, I don’t know. We knew that when Samir came here we had a risk for muscle injuries because he was more than one year without playing so we will see at the end of the season.”
Since his January arrival in East London, the ex-Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder has impressed when he has played.
Nasri has provided two assists in six games but his injury record is concerning and West Ham might decide against taking a punt on a one-year extension.