Fulham are being linked to Fenerbahce’s Emmanuel Emenike and it’s a bit of a mess.
On March 26th Turkey’s Fotomac said Emenike was set to fly to London for a trial and for talks with Fulham.
Later that same day Get West London also reported Fulham interest.
Then on March 28th, Fotomac went with it again, crediting Get West, and the ping-pong between the two websites has led to the story spreading out everywhere. The English media are crediting/blaming the Turkish media and vice versa.
Hull City made an approach for the Nigerian during January, with Marco Silva desperately working to add to his squad on a budget. Fenerbahce would only sell on a permanent basis and Hull wanted a loan instead. Silva had to look elsewhere.
Here’s the doubt. Fulham attempts to sign a striker during the final days of the January window became almost comical. The club were approaching players whose own mothers would have to turn to Google to find out about their career.
That Fulham didn’t make a serious move then either suggests they didn’t know Emenike’s availability, or that he exists.
Emenike’s career has been up and down to say the least, but he’s still only 29 years of age and it could be worth a gamble for Fulham if the price is right. A drop down to the Championship may not be hugely appealing but the London advantage would help.
Hull City may look again in the summer, if Marco Silva is once again asked to replace senior players with bargains and borrows.