On-loan West Ham striker Emmanuel Emenike has revealed which West Ham player he was most looking forward to playing with following his move to east London.
“Victor Moses is my friend from my days with the Super Eagles. We have been talking before moving to West Ham. He was happy when I told him about the transfer and he gave me good reasons why West Ham is the best for me at this time,” Emenike told the Nation newspaper.
Emenike stated that the prospect of playing alongside Nigerian international teammate Victor Moses helped influence his decision and underlined that he has a ‘wonderful connection’ with the forward.
“I hope that I am looking forward to play with him and share that great moment again. I have a wonderful connection with him and know we will get better on the pitch,” he added.
Moses and Emenike were part of the Nigeria side that won the 2013 African Cup of Nations and obviously have maintained their close ties.
“We joked about our Nations Cup of Africa (AFCON) glory in 2013 and we both agreed it was teamwork that gave us the victory,” Emenike said.
Emenike has made two brief appearances for the Hammers since joining on a six-month loan from Fenerbahce last month.
West Ham have the option to sign the Nigerian intentional on a permanent deal at the end of the season.
The 28-year-old has yet to score for West Ham but he had seven goals in 11 appearances for Al Ain were he spent the first half of the season.