Emenike fee needs to drop for deal



Emmanuel Emenike has little chance of landing a permanent West Ham deal given the €8m price attached to his loan option.

The agreement to join the Irons until the end of the season was a long and drawn out affair with his club Fenerbahce finally agreeing so long as the €8m figure was written into the deal.

However, the Hammers have no intention of doing a deal at that figure for the 28 year old Nigerian given it would match the sum they are prepared to pay for Manu Lanzini next month!

The Emenike deal was difficult because at the time Slaven Bilic was showing an interest, the player was on loan at Al Ain which strengthened the Turkish club’s hand.

And although the boss likes the player – who did well against Spurs – a fee of anything more than around £3 million will be too rich for the Irons.

ClaretandHugh was told exclusively this evening: “That would be the sort of figure we would be looking at for a fourth striker be it Emmy or anyone else.

“In a perfect world our fourth option wouldn’t be getting that number of games were Enner, Andy and Diafra to stay fit and the figures we are talking about are high. ”



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6 comments on “Emenike fee needs to drop for deal

  1. Given the situation that we are in, I think that West Ham should go all out to find a ‘middle ground’ contract which keeps Emenike at West Ham. We do not have the depth, simple as that. If we are serious about making something of this season, Messrs Sullivan and Gold have to search deep into their ‘Monopoly kit’, so that Europa (at least) is possible. They owe it to the fans, and the squad who have worked their guts out to get us here!

  2. How is it we have waited all season to sign Lanzini when a deal should have been done very quickly or from the beginning,
    But with Emineke after 3 games we are talking money that would by you nothing in the market,he could turn out our number one by the end of the season,why are we not waiting until 2-3 games before the end of the season and seeing where we are going in the market,
    What happens if we get to say the cup final and he scores a ha trick and becomes a fans favourite ?
    For me it’s time out until I see what he can do,yeast the moment he is working hard but we need to see some goals,this week would be great against the Cloggers,
    What if we get our new 25 goals a season player do we sell AC ?
    Will Sakho want to stay ?
    Is Lee going and all the other young Forwards ?
    £8 million Euros at the moment is chicken feed for a good Forward ,

    • did we not actually agree the Lanzini deal months ago, but with the deadline of April to confirm it? that seemed sensible, given the fact that he could have suffered a long-term injury, or, proved not to be quite the player we initially thought he was. and, why spend money earlier than we need to?

      Emenike showed against Blackburn he can finish. He was poor against Sunderland, but I’ve regularly seen Sakho see as little of the ball as he did! Against Spurs he showed decent touch, some pace when he decided to use it, but didnt really seem that quick to get into the goalmouth when he had the chance. Jury’s out, but as you say early stages.

      signing this £20m/20-goal a season man must be Plan A, and I think we need 5 decent strikers. For consistency’s sake I’d argue we keep Sakho, Carroll and Valencia. That is gambling somewhat on the 3 of them staying fit enough! If we dont think they can, then we’re looking to sell and replace – which will cost more than we will recoup from sales. For me it’d be Valencia who makes way first.

  3. Far to early to judge his ability, he hasn’t pulled up any tree’s yet, imo he won’t be good enough for us in Europe next season…of course if he scores a couple against the toffee’s tomorrow that could change….

  4. Sorry But Emenike has done nothing yet to suggest he is even that good or the right player for us , scoring against 10 men in a lower league does not do it for me as Winslow said lets see if he can score against the likes of an inform Everton away then the price will start to rise on his head !
    He is lucky that he has got a chance to prove if he is worth anything near that price in the coming weeks – Time will tell ???
    One Last point I just can not see us getting anything at Everton with the heart of our defence missing – I will be truly amazed if we do ( and fortunately I have often been this season :)) COYIs

  5. I get the feeling he is lacking confidence, that could be due to his “Midnight express” stint in a Turkish prison.He was slated because his form dipped in Turkey and some fans laughed at us for wasting 8mill euros….but went quite when it was pointed out that it was a loan deal.I think Slav has got others in mind.

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