Former Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike could become the next Nigerian player to line out in Asia, as the once-fearsome star has been linked with offers in China and Japan.
Emenike has been forced to seek a new club in the summer transfer window, after injuries stopped him from playing a single match on loan at Las Palmas of Spain last season and his parent club, Olympiakos of Greece then decided to release him.
However, a ray of light has now appeared at the end of the tunnel for the former Cape Town FC of South Africa, Karabukspor and Fernebahce of Turkey, Spartak Moscow of Russia and former Al Ain of United Arab Emirates striker.
The 31-year-old is now a free agent this summer, following his fall out with Olympiakos, despite having a year remaining in his contract.
Emenike’s fallout with Olympiakos started when hoodlums burgled his home and stole away valuable properties as well as constant threats to his life when he refused to play with injuries as instructed by the club coach.
However, he has now attracted interest from a Chinese Super League outfit that is ready to pay him £5m per annum, while a Japanese club is also said to be offering him £7m.
A source close to the all-action hitman disclosed: “He’s taking time on his next move; there are two clubs from China that want to pay him £5m per annum.
“One of the clubs wanted him last year before he went on to sign for Olympiakos because he wants to remain in Europe, they offered him £10m last year.
“They have called him again but Emenike is really taking his time to consider his family and other important things.”