Samir Nasri has completed his expected move to West Ham on a deal to the end of the season – on the day he completes a doping suspension.
The Hammers have announced the signing of the 31-year-old former France midfielder, who is available to play from 1 January after an 18-month ban for receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules.
Nasri has been without a club since leaving Antalyaspor of Turkey in January and previously played in the Premier League for Arsenal and Manchester City, the latter under West Ham’s current manager, Manuel Pellegrini.
He won two Premier League titles and the League Cup in six years with City.
He has been training with West Ham and there is an option to extend his stay at the London Stadium beyond the end of the season.