Hull City have made an enquiry for Fenerbahce striker Emmanuel Emenike a source close to the Istanbul giants revealed to Turkish-Football.com. The Tigers want Emenike on a loan but Fenerbahce are keen on a permanent move for the Nigerian international.
Fenerbahce manager Dick Advocaat has told Emenike that he is free to leave over the January transfer window. Emenike is no stranger to Premier League football having spent last season on loan at West Ham. The powerful striker struggled at the Hammers scoring just four times in 19 appearances. Emenike also has experience playing top tier football in Turkey, Russia playing for Fenerbahce and Spartak Moscow. The 29-year-old has seven goals four assists for Fenerbahce in 20 appearances this season. Despite having a decent goal scoring record this season Emenike has fallen out with Advocaat and is expected to leave. Fenerbahce loaned Emenike last season but now want to sell him on a permanent deal. The striker has 37 international caps for Nigeria and has scored nine goals. Emenike was part of the Nigeria side that won the 2016 Africa Cup of Nations.
Emenike is keen on a return to the Premier League and Hull City have been struggling for goals this season. The Tigers are currently in 18th place and have scored just 20 goals in the Premier League this season. Only Middlesbrough have found the back of the net fewer times than Hull City (17). Hull are currently in a relegation battle tied on 16 points with Crystal Palace who are in 17th place on goal difference. Fenerbahce meanwhile are fourth in the Turkish Super League and booked a place in the Europa League Round of 32 after topping Group A which also included Manchester United.