Former Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike could be on his way towards rejoining Fernebahce of Turkey, following his recovery from a long-term injury, footballlive.ng has gathered.
Although Emenike could not make a mark on loan at Las Palmas of Spain and was subsequently released by Olympiakos of Greece, the once-barging attacker is seeking a revival of his career.
A credible confidant of the all-action striker revealed that Emenike has already commenced plans to return to top action in the coming year, but he would prefer a deal with Fernebahce.
Having enjoyed two spells with the Istanbul-based side, who even stood by him when he had a brush with match fixing allegations, Emenike feels inclined to seek another fruitful romance with the Turkish Super Lig giants.
It was learnt further that Emenike still relishes how his early days at ‘Ferne’ also endeared him to their teeming fans and, though the camaraderie appeared to have been lost in the latter days of his second spell, he is hoping to revive the amity he enjoyed back in the days.
Consequently, Emenike is bound to return to Turkey some six months after he joined Olympiakos from Fenerbahce in a two year deal that was said to have been worth €2.5m back then.
At that point, he was a direct replacement for compatriot, Aide Brown Ideye, who joined Tianjin TEDA of China, but both players have since fallen out of reckoning, after they tried their luck out in Spain on loan last season, at Las Palmas and Almeria respectively.
Emenike, who has also played for Cape Town FC of South Africa, Karabukspor of Turkey, Spartak Moscow of Russia, Al Ain of United Arab Emirates and West Ham United of England, is seeking a revival.
However, the 30-year-old Emenike is not looking solely at the chance of rejoining Fernebahce, as he is also in talks with Istanbul Başakşehir for a possible full contract in January.