West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed the club is interested in signing Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike.
The 28-year old was initially on loan at Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates from Fenerbahce, but saw his loan deal terminated after the club claimed he didn’t show enough commitment and desire to play for them.
Al Ain’s loss, could however, be West Ham’s gain as the London club have confirmed they are interested in the striker.
“There is a new situation with a couple of our players might leave the club and if that happens then we are going to try to get one in – and Emenike is one of them (we’re looking at). But it’s not a done deal,” said Bilic.
“Of course he is a good player. He is one of the players we have been linked with and we will see.”
Bilic’s is very familiar with the 28-year old as he was playing for Fenerbahce when Bilic managed their rivals, Besiktas; and Emenike was at Spartak Moscow when Bilic was the manager of cross-town rivals, Locomotive.
The Hammers already have a Nigerian in their fold – Victor Moses – and will be looking to complete a loan move for his compatriot.