Monday, February 1, 2016 7:27 am
Emmanuel Emenike has completed the loan switch from Fenerbahce to West Ham in the English Premier League and he says he is delighted to be given the opportunity to finally work with Coach Slaven Bilic .
The club have paid a fee of £730,000 to sign the Nigerian striker until the end of the season.
West Ham will also have the option to sign him on a permanent deal from Fenerbahce for £8.1million.
‘I have always known West Ham as a great club. I have always been watching them. West Ham’s a great club and I am very, very happy and very, very excited that I am here,’ Emenike told West Ham TV.
‘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 have known each other for a long time. I’m happy to be here and happy to play for him.
‘We have followed each other’s careers and thank God we are here today and we are here together.’
Emenike, capped 37 times by the Super Eagles, spent part of this season on a loan spell at Arabian Gulf League side Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates.
*Originally reported by Mail Online