Emenike is planning to dump Turkish club Fenerbache with his sights set on a move to
England in the summer, it has been learned.
Already, the 27-year-old Nigerian player has been linked with a move to Premier League clubs Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham in the summer. Report has it that Chelsea are highly
interested in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
winner and could step up their interest in the
Express.co.uk reported that the former Russia-
based forward was believed to have visited
London during the week after not being
considered for Nigeria’s international friendlies
against Uganda and South Africa.
The Super Eagles striker is said to be unhappy
with the racial abuse he received from
Fenerbahce fans in a recent game against
Besiktas and has decided to move elsewhere.
Emenike demanded to be substituted after
coming in for abuse from his own supporters in
“Emenike is not happy with what he is going
through with the Fenerbahce fans. He is
preparing his mind to be fit for a possible
summer move,” AfricanFootball.com quoted the
player’s confidant as saying during the week.
“He has lots of options which include teams from
Italy, but England looks like his next
The South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Golden Boot winner, who is in his second spell at
the club, has only scored four goals in 22 league
appearances this season for the title contenders.
He joined the Turkish giants in 2011 but was
linked to a match-fixing scandal, though he was
later cleared of any involvement, joining Spartak
before playing a game for the Istanbul club.
The striker rejoined the club in 2013.
Meanwhile, West Brom striker Brown Ideye has
urged the England FA boss to reconsider his
decision to amend the rules that govern the
number of non-EU players in each of the Premier
The Nigeria international is of the opinion that
the Premier League must maintain a healthy
balance between home-grown players and
foreign stars as the league is the toast of many
players outside the UK.
Speaking at a Kick It Out workshop at Bristnall
Hall Academy in Oldbury, Ideye said, “I feel bad
about it because there are a lot of talented
players outside the UK who want to come to the
Premier League to play football
“The Premier League is where people want to
play and want to be so it’s a bit sad that things
like this come up.
“But I guess they know what is good and they
are doing the right thing for them.
“I think making the team is what is important
and here you get foreigners and English players
mixed together to get good teams.
“That is good and I think it should be 50-50.”
England FA boss, Greg Dyke wants tighter
restrictions to ensure more English youngsters
get their chance in the top flight..