Frustrated Hammers look at options


Emmanuel-Emenike-for-Al-AinWest Ham have still had no answers from Fenerbache on their ambitions to bring Emmanuel Emenike  to the club on loan.

And the club’s negotiators are continuing use Galatasaray’s Burak Yilmaz as ther ‘back stop ‘ position should the they get no change on the Emenike situation.

However, Burak Yilmaz was described as nd more than “a consideration” when we spoke to our sources inside the club late this afternoon (Mon).

Interestingly – as this is not usually the case – the Hammers are quite strong on waning to sign Emenike to a permanent deal at the end of the three month loan period if they get the chance.

But as ClaretandHugh explained a few days ago, the signing is complicated by neither his parent club, Fenerbahce, or the UAE club  Al Ain, where he is on loan, seemingly want to talk.

Slaven Bilic likes the player a lot and intends to pursue the deal for as long as possible before possibly turning to Yilmaz although we were told this evening that the club have a third “scenario we are following.”

However, our source refused to give a name declaring that it really was a top secret operation at this stage.


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6 comments on “Frustrated Hammers look at options

  1. Given Sakho and Carroll are back in a couple of weeks, Valencia is coming into his stride and Jelavic has had a couple of decent cameos. Do we need to be rushing into another stop gap striker now? January is notoriously buy in haste, repent at leisure. Worried about the Eminike baggage…. Doe sit warrant falling foul of FFP for another striker? I can only think they are wanting to offload Jelavic but need a better replacement first

  2. Skysports were reporting this afternoon, that their sources at west Ham were reporting a deal likely within 48 hours for Emenike… hopefully we can get 1 or both of them 🙂

  3. Too cute to not be within the FFP rules. if Sakho and Carroll come back when expected they won`t be 90 minute match fit and there`s no guarantee they won`t break down again [please no ] so yes it is well worth bringing in someone who knows where the net is and has a proven goal scoring record. he ain`t that expensive.

  4. Sooner see Yilmaz come but I think the 2 Daves are put off by his age,but at the price with his goal scoring record if he got us into Europe it would be a bargain,and Slav said he is super fit and he admires him,still not got Lanzini full time yet,
    Sell Jelivic buy Yilmaz let the 3 forwards fight for the position could save us £20 million
    Don’t like all these loan deals and the record off the field antics of Emenike make Yilaz the best bet all round

  5. Agree with all of that bubs

  6. Algerian Islam Slimani from Portugal is reportedly being eyeballed also.

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