Nene: I want to stay at West Ham and play an entire season

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Nene has admitted that he is keen on staying with West Ham, despite a poor season.

Speaking to London24, Nene admitted that he wants to stay with West Ham, so he can play a full season in the Premier League.

“I want to stay,” he said. “I think it is a great club and the Premier League is really great. I arrived so late I want to do an entire season to show that ever at my age I can do my work like before.”

The Brazilian winger only arrived at the Boleyn Ground in January, but signing a short-term deal until the end of the season, his future is still up in the air.

Signing on a free transfer as something of a short-term fix as cover for a number of injury problems, the 33-year-old has made just seven appearances - and has yet to start a game.

He made his longest appearance at the weekend, in the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa, coming on at half-time and last the fill 45 minutes of the second half, although he could not help lead the Hammers to a draw.

However, his lack of chances have done little to dampen his enthusiasm over a longer-term stay at the club, and the former PSG man wants to stay at the club to allow him to feature for a full campaign in the Premier League.

Despite his advancing age, he certainly has the belief he can play a full campaign in a very physical and challenging top flight, but with his deal expiring this summer - and Sam Allardyce’s future still in doubt - it is hard to see if he will be offered a new deal.

Allardyce clearly is not keen on selecting the veteran winger, whilst any new manager that comes in may look to build their own squad rather than rely on the one he has inherited.

Nene’s future at the Boleyn Ground is still under threat, and with the season drawing to a close, he may not get his chance of playing a full season in the Premier League.

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