Emmanuel Emenike shares what Victor Moses told him before joining West Ham

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Emmanuel Emenike spoke to Victor Moses before signing for West Ham.

West Ham's new signing Emmanuel Emenike has told Nigerian newspaper The Nation that he spoke to Victor Moses before joining the club.

Emenike, 28, cut short a loan deal with Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates in January, and immediately left Fenerbahce again, this time joining West Ham on loan until the end of the season.

So far, the Nigerian international has been limited to substitute appearances for the Hammers, but will no doubt get a chance to shine under boss Slaven Bilic.

Bilic has been a long-time admirer of Emenike, having faced him as Lokomotiv Moscow manager whilst the striker played for Spartak Moscow, before Bilic moved on to Besiktas and Emenike joined Fenerbahce, meaning their paths have crossed on a number of occasions.

They're now working together, and Emenike has shed some light on a conversation which helped him join West Ham - and the man he spoke to was Victor Moses.

Emenike and Moses are team-mates for the Nigerian national team, and the new Hammers signing has told The Nation that they spoke about the transfer, with loan winger Moses offering him reasons why he should make the move to join him at Upton Park.

"Victor Moses is my friend from my days with the Super Eagles," said Emenike. "We have been talking before moving to West Ham. He was happy when I told him about the transfer and he gave me good reasons why West Ham is the best for me at this time."

"We joked about our Nations Cup of Africa (AFCON) glory in 2013 and we both agreed it was teamwork that gave us the victory. I hope that I am looking forward to play with him and share that great moment again. I have a wonderful connection with him and know we will get better on the pitch," he added.

Can Moses and Emenike strike up a connection again at West Ham?

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