West Ham agree £8.4m buyout clause over Nigerian international striker

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Fenerbahce's Emmanuel Emenike (R) is tackled runs with the ball during Turkish Spor Toto Super League football match between Fenerbahce and Genclerbirligi at 19 May Stadium in Ankara, on March 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

West Ham have agreed to an £8.4 million release clause option over Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike according to club president Aziz Yildirim.

The Premier League outfit are also set to pay the Yellow Canaries £760,000 in loan fees until the end of the season.

The Fenerbahce president told reporters at his press-conference that Emenike is on the verge of joining the Hammers on loan but underlined that a deal had not yet been completed.

“We’re about to loan [Emenike] to West Ham United,” Yildirim said.

 

“They will give £760,000 (€1million) to us for this agreement and they will have the option to purchase him for £8.4m (€11m).

“But the deal hasn’t been completed yet.”

Emenike is reported to have already undergone his medical according to Jack Sullivan, son of Hammers co-owner David Sullivan.

West Ham are currently facing an injury crisis upfront with Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho sidelined. Emenike would increase West Ham manager Slaven Bilic’s options upfront and he knows the Nigerian international from his time coaching in Turkey.

Emenike spent the first half of the season on loan at Al Ain scoring seven goal in 11 appearances. The Nigerian international did however, struggle last season scoring just five league goals for Fenerbahce under the stewardship of former head coach Ismail Kartal.

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