Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike’s newly signed four-year contract with his Russian club Spartak Moscow has a buyout clause of $42 million.
This clause will make the striker, who scored 13 goals to help his team into second place in the league and a Ufa Champions League playoff spot, the costliest Nigerian footballer ever if another is to invoke the letters of his contract.
The 25 years-old who moved from Fenerbahce to Spartak has also made him the highest paid player in the club’s history though the actual figure of wages were not disclosed.
“I am really happy to have signed a new contract with Spartak and I think this will stop speculations about my future," Emenike told The Tribune.
"I always had the intention to stay here. I feel there is a big belief in me from the club, from the boss and from the fans and that is one of the reasons why I stayed."
Emenike joined Spartak in July 2011 from Turkish side Fenerbahce and has become a hit at the club with his goals.
Emenike has faced some challenges in his nascent career and has a case in Turkey over match fixing and he also made a gesture at some football fans in Russia for which he was fined though he has restated that Spartak have helped him into his new environment.
“I am pleased to stay with Spartak Moscow. I like the environment, the team, everything is very nice, and the fans are also excellent. The team's coach is a friend and a brother to me, the team management is also very friendly. I am glad to land a contract for this reason.
"I'm glad to have been in this category of success and I wish to give my best to the club for the reward given to me. I am happy to see myself here again this season and I can reveal to you that the fans are yet to see my best," he concluded.