Nigerian striker, Emmanuel Emenike, is joining Spanish LaLiga Santander side, UD Las Palmas, on a six-month loan deal from Greek side, Olympiacos, the Spanish club has announced on their official website.
The 30 year old striker who has been frozen out of the Olympiacos first team, will become the second Nigerian player at Las Palmas after the club completed the signing of Oghenekaro Etebo on a loan deal as well, from CD Feirense on Wednesday.
Emenike is also the fourth Nigerian to move to the Spanish LaLiga Santander during the January transfer window after Brown Ideye and Isaac Success both joined Malaga from Tianjin TEDA and Watford respectively.
The former Fenerbahce and Spartak Moscow striker is expected to arrive the club later today (Thursday) at 5.05pm and will undergo a medical on Friday by 12:30 before his presentation to the club’s fans at the Gran Canaria Stadium.
“The arrival of the player (Emenike) is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, at 05.05pm, on a flight from Madrid. He will undergo medical examination on Friday in the first hour, and around 12.30. will be presented in the press room of the Gran Canaria Stadium,” a statement on Las Palmas’s website reads.
Emenike who was a key member of Nigeria’s 2013 African Nations Cup winning squad and the 2014 World Cup squad, hs featured for Karabukspor, Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) and Wes Ham United.