AFSTZ: West Ham hold Emenike talks
English Premier League side West Ham will hold talks with officials from Fenerbahce on Tuesday regarding the loan signing of Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike.
Emenike, 28, is currently on a one-year loan at Al Ain in the UAE and has more than two years of his contract remaining with the Turkish champions. West Ham are understood to have made Emenike their priority as Slaven Bilic searches for a replacement for the injured Andy Carroll and have already agreed personal terms with him.
However, Fenerbahce have so far proved reluctant to sanction the move, while Al Ain would also like to retain Emenike’s services given he has scored seven goals in just 11 league matches so far this season. West Ham will ask for confirmation that the deal can go ahead at the meeting on Tuesday evening, with the club willing to switch their attentions to Galatasaray’s Burak Yilmaz instead.
“There is no clear agreement about Emenike,” said Bilic on Monday.
“He is an important player but Fenerbahce may need another striker first, so it’s by no means certain that they will release him.”