DONE: West Ham complete Emmanuel Emenike loan

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Striker joins Hammers on loan until the end of the season

West Ham United Football Club have announced the arrival of Emmanuel Emenike on a short-term loan deal until the end of the season.

Slaven Bilic‘s men have had a solid season so far, but their strikers are lacking for goals, with Dimitri Payet providing most of the attacking threat throughout the campaign.

With Andy Carroll‘s fitness still a worry and other strikers failing to net consistently, Bilic has decided to bring in Emenike on a short-term loan deal from Turkish side Fenerbahce.

The 28-year-old has agreed to a six-month loan switch and has already spoken to the club’s website regarding the move.

Player Statement

“I’m very, very happy and very, very excited that I’m here,” Emenike told West Ham TV.

“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 here.

“I’ve known him [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 here together.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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