Emmanuel Emenike has joined West Ham on
loan until the end of the season. The East
London club have the option to make the
deal permanent in the summer.
The powerfully-built striker, who has played
37 times and scored nine goals for Nigeria
told West Ham TV: “I’m very, very happy
and very, very excited that I’m here.
“I have always known West Ham as a great
club. I’ve always been watching them. West
Ham’s a great club and I’m happy to be
“I’ve known him [coach Slaven Bilic] for
years. When he was at Lokomotiv Moscow, I
was at Spartak Moscow, then he came to
Besiktas and I was in Fenerbahce, so we’ve
known each other for a long time. I’m happy
to be here and happy to play for him.
“We’ve followed each other’s careers and
thank God we are here today and we are
He will team up with another Nigerian
international who is also on loan at West
Ham – the winger Victor Moses.
Emenike is fondly remembered by Nigerian
football fans for his all-action displays that
helped the national team win the Africa Cup
of Nations in 2013.