According to the official website of Nancy, Samir was previously with FC Saarbrucken of Germany, where his father also featured in the twilight of an illustrious career that included being named Africa's best player in 1998.
His uncle, Youssouf Hadji, stars for Nancy as did his father, Mustapha, in his playing days.
"He is a quick and athletic finisher. At 19, he arrived a little late at Nancy and now has to prove himself through the youth ranks," said Youssouf Hadji.
Samm Audu, Goal.com