Former Super Eagles forward, Emmanuel Emenike, has shed light on his decision to join the struggling Spanish outfit UD Las Palmas, citing the club’s esteemed reputation and playing style as pivotal factors in his move.
Emenike, who recently joined Las Palmas on a six-month loan deal from Greek club Olympiacos, expressed his excitement about becoming a part of the team. The 30-year-old Nigerian forward is the second compatriot to join Las Palmas during the January transfer window, following Oghenekaro Etebo’s arrival from Portuguese club CD Feirense.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Emenike explained, “I came to this club because I heard a lot about Las Palmas, and I know how the team plays. I have not played for a while because of an injury, but now I feel good.”
Having been the fourth Nigerian to make a move to the Spanish LaLiga Santander during the window, following Brown Ideye and Isaac Success joining Malaga, Emenike expressed confidence in adapting to the demanding league.
“It is a very demanding league, but I trust in myself and I want to bring out the best in me for Las Palmas. I came to this team because I knew him, and they spoke very well about the club. I have many experiences in football, but I always adapt to what the coach asks.”
Emenike, who sees himself as a forward, emphasized his adaptability to different positions based on the team’s needs. Anticipating his debut against Malaga on Monday, he confidently stated, “I know goals will come; I do not want to say an exact number but that they are the maximum possible.”
Emmanuel Emenike’s addition adds a seasoned and adaptable element to Las Palmas’ squad, and fans eagerly await his impact in the upcoming fixtures.