Victor Moses who is on-loan at West Ham from Chelsea revealed that he helped convince Emmanuel Emenike to join the Hammers from Fenerbahçe.
Moses revealed that he is close with Emenike from the Nigeria national team setup and that his fellow Super Eagles consulted him for advice on the Hammers.
“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 and we have a good manager here’,” Moses was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.
“I said to him, ‘Come and express yourself and you will do well’.”
Moses also stated that Emenike is nicknamed the ‘big man’ in the Nigeria national team setup which does not really come as much of a surprise considering his size.
“I probably played about 20 games with him in the same Nigeria team, where we call him ‘the Big Man’,” he added.
Emenike will not be able to make his Hammers debut today against West Ham due to not getting his visa sorted in time for registration but is expected to make an appearance next week.
The 28-year-old striker spent the first half of the season on loan at Al Ain where he scored 7 times in 11 games.