Doumbia v Emenike: Two excellent signings... but who got best deal?

West Ham United Gate

Newcastle and West Ham have signed two of the quickest strikers around.

The similarities between Newcastle United and West Ham United's forward signings could not be more plentiful.

Indeed, both Seydou Doumbia and Emmanuel Emenike are experienced, 28-year-old strikers with bags of pace.

Among the FIFA-playing community, the duo are famous for just how quick and prolific they are.

In real life, they score goals too... and both Newcastle and West Ham have made excellent signings on paper. But who got the better deal?

Age: Same

Goals: Emenike has seven in 11 league games this season while Doumbia has five - but the latter has scored an impressive three in four in the Champions League.

Who needs them more? West Ham needed a back-up striker in case of injuries but Newcastle desperately need more goals so the fact they secured a striker is more important to them.

League position: If Emenike performs for West Ham, the top four is possible but still very difficult. If Doumbia performs for Newcastle, they will likely secure their Premier league status.

Verdict: Newcastle edge things in terms of how important the deal is to them - but the Hammers forward and Doumbia look very difficult to separate in terms of quality.

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