Victor Moses shares details of phone call he had with Emmanuel Emenike about West Ham United

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West Ham United have signed Emmanuel Emenike on loan from Fenerbahce.

Victor Moses has told West Ham United’s official site that he encouraged Emmanuel Emenike to move to Upton Park.

Moses and Emenike know each other well, after playing together for the Nigerian national side.

And Moses says that as soon as he heard of West Ham’s interest in the striker, he made sure to ring his friend up to persuade him to agree to the move.

“I’m really looking forward to him coming to the club and I am going to make sure he feels at home," Moses said. 

“He called me up and told me the club were interested in him. I told him ‘You should come and play in the Premier League, West Ham are a family club, everyone here is friendly, we have a good manager here and the people are lovely. I said to him ‘Come and express yourself and you will do well’.”

Emenike has joined West Ham on loan until the end of the season from Fenerbahce.

The 28-year-old striker has never played in England before, but there is a great deal of excitement around his arrival at the Hammers.

Emenike has been a prolific scorer in Russia and Turkey throughout his career to date.

Emenike has been brought to West Ham to cover for the injury crisis that Bilic’s men are suffering with at the moment.

Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho have both been sidelined with injuries, meaning that the Hammers needed to add quality up front to ensure they continued to pose a goalscoring threat.

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