April 28, 2016

Emenike worries over Premier League future

Emenike  worries  over  Premier  League  future

A file picture taken on February 6, 2013 shows Nigeria’s forward Emmanuel Emenike celebrating after scoring a goal during the 2013 African Cup of Nations semi-final football match Mali vs Nigeria in Durban. Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike on October 20, 2015 announced his retirement from international football, after a barren spell in front of goal. AFP PHOTO

Former Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike is worried over his professional career following West Ham’s decision not to extend his loan deal at the end of the season following the signing of Toni Martinez.

Emmanuel Emenike

Emmanuel Emenike

Emenike, who has struggled to find his range in front of goal this season, following his loan move to the Hammers is thought to be considering his next move after Turkish newspaper  Milliyer reported that the 2013 AFCON winner failed to impress  upon  joining the English side  from  Fenerbahce  in January.

The daily newspaper goes onto say that West Ham have signed Martinez on a three-year deal for €3 million from Valencia.

A close friend of Emenike said “Emmanuel is worried with the report that West Ham won’t extend his loan move and is thinking of the next step to take before the end of the season. He loves England and would love to continue playing in the Premier League”.

Emenike  has a total of two-goals in all competitions for West Ham since joining on a temporary move from Fenerbahce.

The Nigerian striker  is  yet to score a single goal in the Premier League and has lost his place in West Ham’s starting line-up following the return of Andy Carroll.

The Hammers have a buy-out option to sign Emenike at the end of the season but  Slaven Bilic  has remained coy on whether he will push the board to active the clause in his contract.