Hours after West Ham United unveiled Emmanuel Emenike as their new signing, the number on the jersey the Nigerian star will be wearing has been revealed.
Twitter handle of the club @whufc_official revealed Monday that Emenike will take jersey with number 29.
It was tweeted “SQUAD NUMBER: New signing Emmanuel Emenike will wear the No. 29 shirt for #WestHam.”
West Ham on Sunday confirmed the signing of the Nigeria centre-forward Emenike from Fenerbahce on loan for the rest of the season.
The club have paid a fee of £730,000 to sign the Nigerian striker until the end of the season. West Ham will also have the option to sign him on a permanent deal from Fenerbahce for £8.1 million.
The 28-year-old hopes to have an instant impact for Slaven Bilic’s squad, having known the manager from his spells coaching in Russia and Turkey.
Meanwhile, Joint-Chairman David Sullivan is thrilled to have finally secured the signing of Nigeria international and hopes he will bring plenty of goals to the first-team.
Mr. Sullivan has worked tirelessly behind the scenes with club secretary Andrew Pincher to get the deal concluded after having to negotiate with both Fenerbahce and Al-Ain where he has been on loan in the United Arab Emirates this season.
Emenike arrived at the Boleyn Ground on Sunday and is now hoping to be a big success in the Premier League this season.
Mr. Sullivan has no doubts he will bring pace and power to the Hammers attack and feels it will be another exciting addition to the squad.
He said: “I am delighted to welcome Emmanuel Emenike to the club.
“We hope he will bring goals and we have an option to sign him at the end of the season.
“Our manager knows him from Turkey & Russia and says he is a very good player. He is very fast and you can never have enough goals or pace in any team.
“It took two weeks of tortuous negotiations and hard work by myself and our club secretary Andrew Pincher to get the player to the club. It was one of the most difficult deals we have ever done as we were dealing with two clubs, not one.
“I would publicly like to thank Andrew, as he really is an unsung hero of the club, for all his hard work on this transfer, all the other transfers we have done in the last few years and the dozens we tried to do and failed with.”