The 28-year-old forward has completed a loan move to the Hammers, and he is delighted to team up with Slaven Bilić’s men

Emmanuel Emenike has joined English Premier League side West Ham United on loan until the end of the season with the option of a permanent deal.The Nigerians made 15 appearances with nine goals while on loan last season at Al Ain, and will team up with compatriot Victor Moses at the Boleyn Ground.

“I’m very, very happy and very, very excited that I’m here,” Emenike told West Ham TV.

“I have always known West Ham as a great club. I’ve always been watching them. West Ham’s a great club and I’m happy to be here.

“I’ve known him [Bilic] for years. When he was at Lokomotiv Moscow, I was at Spartak Moscow, then he came to Besiktas and I was in Fenerbahce, so we’ve known each other for a long time. I’m happy to be here and happy to play for him.

“We’ve followed each other’s careers and thank God we are here today and we are here together,” he concluded.