Retired Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, may have to wait till the end of the season before knowing whether his loan spell with West Ham will be made permanent, according to the team’s coach Slaven Bilić.
Emenike who scored a brace in West Ham’s 5-1 whitewashing of Blackburn Rovers in a FA Cup match last month (February), is gradually enjoying life in London.
However, it has been reported that for him to remain a West Ham player next season, he must make 10 Premier League appearances, before he could be signed around €11 million. Bilić also revealed that the club will make a decision on the future of Emenike at the end of the season.
Bilić said in a Monday press conference: “It is absurd we would never have agreed to such a clause and that the club have no obligation to sign him.”
“Everything will become clear at the end of the season,” he added.
“We will hold talks with Emenike and Fenerbahçe at the end of the season but it is too early to say if he will stay or not it also depends on the money being asked,” he said.
The Nigerian international also spent the first half of the season on loan at Al Ain FC scoring seven times in 11 appearances.