West Ham United are set to discuss Samir Nasri’s future this week, per the London Evening Standard.
Nasri joined the Hammers at the end of December.
The former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder signed a six-month contract upon his arrival but the report claims that the Irons have the option to extend that by a further season.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini is poised to speak with the Frenchman prior to the club’s final game of the season, against Watford at Vicarage Road.
Nasri has played just six times in all competitions this season and has never once completed the entire 90 minutes for the Irons.
Nasri’s deal never seemed to make any sense.
This was a player who had not played for 18 months due to a doping ban and, unsurprisingly, upon his move, he has been a wreck.
The 31-year-old has been out with a calf strain and is unlikely to play against the Hornets this weekend.
Why, then, would Pellegrini even countenance the prospect of keeping the playmaker?
He is nowhere near the required quality for the Irons – he is worse than Manuel Lanzini, Marko Arnautovic and, actually, Grady Diangana.
Letting him leave and putting the whole thing behind them is the only sensible thing for the Irons to do at this point.