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Emenike may get chance as AC/Sakho head back

2861Emanuelle Emenike may not have been entirely impressed by the timing of a David Gold tweet as he signed on the dotted loan for his Hammers loan deal.

The 28 year old  – coming in for the soon to be gone Nikica Jelavic – was probably unintentionally reminded of his place in the strikers pecking order soon after signing by the so chairman.

For DG was keen to explain to followers  that both Andy Carroll and No 1 striker Diafra Sakho will be back and ready to stake their claims within the next 10 days.

It could of course be that that Emenike may get some game time as the two come back to full fitness but clearly the duo are seen as the pair to reclaim their places up front.

Despite that the Nigerian could easily get an early chance to impress as with neither fit for Tuesday night’s game against Villa, an opportunity may be beckoning.

“We were told: “Unlike many of these winter loan signings, he’s been playing regularly and is fit and ready to go if required.”

DG had tweeted in the meantime: “Shortly after the window closes we will see the return of Andy, Manuel and Diafra. All could play some part in the Liverpool game. dg”

And a top source has told ClaretandHugh several times over past days as the deal stalled and stuttered: “This signing is a safety net against injury with Jelavic leaving. His deal in China looks done and dusted before the start of their season in February.

“We are committed to spending between £20- £25 million on a top striker in the summer but we will take a good look at Emanuelle when the opportunity arises between now and the end of the season and then make a decision on whether we make him permanent.”

 

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9 comments on “Emenike may get chance as AC/Sakho head back

  1. users comes to mind

  2. Only time will tell whether this is a good deal and that this guy is better than having Zarate and Jelavic but one consolation is its very unlikely be a bad deal.
    I know one thing I’d like, is he gets a start on Tuesday and is intrumental in us having a resounding, comprehensive win

  3. It’s up to him he will have the place in the team if he gets a couple of goals he will keep his place then it’s hard for Slav to take him out if he keeps scoring and we keep winning

  4. This looks like the worse signing since Slav got appointed ” Panic Buy ” I do hope he proves me wrong ???
    But the really good thing is that we all know that when Sakho gets back I doubt we will need him , what is worrying is Carroll looks so Injury prone I think we need to consider a really good top class striker ( 20/25 M +++ ? ) for the summer and think about Carroll as 1st reserve on the bench !
    Looking at the squad and youth team players that are knocking on the door , I feel that’s all we will really need for next season is a top class “not so Injury prone” Striker !!!

    PS – What do you guys&gals think about Song & Moses ?? — Keep them or not ?? ( Me thinks Not !! )

  5. Moses back to Chelski and keep Song.Don’t forget Jenkinson back to Ar*enal as well.IMHO Massive savings to be made once they are gone.

  6. Hope Emenike has learnt some lessons, reports of problems in the changing room with him, just hope when Carroll returns he manages to put a run of games together being fit, no guarantees. Was it we are safe now, lets reflect in the summer? from the Two Dave’s?

  7. Time will tell but quite an underwhelming January signing….

  8. Underwhelming?
    This is probably the best squad you’ve seen.
    There wasn’t going to be any business and we’ve landed a great young FB and now a better option than Jelavic (whose done okay).

  9. Can’t please some people don’t you remember the Nene and Cole signings for the same position how many Golden boots have they won,
    When Jelly goes we will still have the strongest squad we have ever had,and for every loaned who goes back we have a youngster coming back with a seasons training under there belt,how many clubs will have Samulsun,Poyet,Burke,Lee,to ad to an already great squad
    For 1 I am more then happy and I hope the new boy keeps Sakho and AC on the bench

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