West Ham bound striker's ability questioned by former Nigeria international

The West Ham bound striker Emmanuel Emenike’s ability has been questioned by the former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie.

Akpoborie – who also played for VFL Wolfsburg – has stated that Emenike’s performances have been below par in recent performances.

“Over the last two or three years he hasn’t been in good form for his club and country”, Akpoborie was quoted as saying by the BBC.


“To be a striker in the top flight in England you need to have a good first touch and that has always been his problem.

“His ability is in question.”

Emenike is set to undergo his West Ham medical according to Jack Sullivan, son of Hammers co-owner David Sullivan.

The Nigerian international is currently in talks with West Ham but the Hammers will have to reach a deal with both Fenerbahce and his loan club Al Ain according to West Ham head coach Slaven Bilic.

The Hammers head coach expects a decision to be made by Fenerbahce and Al Ain over Emenike by today.

“Now we are waiting to see if it is going to be today, tomorrow or not,” Bilic was quoted as saying by the Daily Star yesterday.

The 28-year-old scored seven times in 11 appearances for Al Ain and Bilic is familiar with Bilic from his time coaching Istanbul rivals Besiktas.

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