West Ham United attacker Samir Nasri has acknowledged that he has no idea whether he will be rewarded with an extended contract once his current deal expires in the summer.
The former France international made the surprise move to the London Stadium in January on a short-term move, but he has since struggled to figure prominently with a calf problem hampering his progress.
Still, he has impressed with the occasional strong performance, and one of those came during the Hammers’ 4-3 comeback triumph over Huddersfield Town at the weekend, where he made a crucial impact off the bench.
In an interview with London Evening Standard, Nasri has indicated that he is playing for his Hammers career and the next seven league games may determine whether he is rewarded with a contract beyond the summer.
“I don’t know about my future. The most important thing for me was to come back, which I did in January. Then I got an injury because I wasn’t used to playing week in week out when I have been out of the game for so long. Now the manager takes his time with me. I have seven games left and I just want to play free of injury and then we will sit down and see what is next.”
In his short time at West Ham, Nasri has contributed two assists from just five appearances, and one of those came during the stunning turnaround against Huddersfield, where he contributed towards Hernandez’s levelling strike which made it 3-3.
As such, there are no concerns regarding his ability to succeed in the top-flight at the current age, but his fitness is something which could be assessed during the final seven games before a renewal is considered.