Las Palmas of Spain January window signing, Emmanuel Emenike is set for a very busy spell with the struggling La Liga club, as he is now one of only two only out-and-out strikers in the first team.
Emenike arrives at Las Palmas on a six-month loan deal from Olympiakos of Greece, where he has been frozen out of regular first team action after only a season at the club, but the former Super Eagles star now appears set for a change of relevance in Spain.
The 30 year old striker is the second Nigerian player at Las Palmas, after they completed the signing of Oghenekaro Etebo in a loan deal as well, from CD Feirense on Wednesday.
Emenike is also the fourth Nigerian to move to the Spanish La Liga during the January transfer window, after Aide Brown Ideye and Isaac Success both joined Malaga.
Las Palmas made Emenike their third signing in two days with Nigerian forward also becoming Paco Jemez’s seventh signing of the window,
Emenike arrived at his new base on Thursday evening with his medical taking place on Friday before beginning his contract which lasts until the end of the season.
The Nigerian first moved to Europe with Turkish outfit Karabukspor in 2009, making 51 appearances before playing for Spartak Moscow and Fenerbahce with those two clubs where he had the twilight years of his career.
He had short loan spells at Al Ain and West Ham United before joining Olympiacos where he hasn’t featured often enough with Jemez offering him a return to relevance with Las Palmas.
The striker also played for Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and earned 37 caps for his country, scoring nine goals between 2011 and 2015.