Emmanuel Emenike joins Al-Ain on loan

The 28-year-old attacker, who moved to Fenerbahçe from Spartak Moscow, has been shipped out to the Boss for a season
Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike has joined United Arab Emirates Pro League side Al-Ain on loan until the end of the season.

The forward made 27 appearances with four goals for the Yellow Canaries last season, and will replace Ghana’s skipper Asamoah Gyan.

He extended his contract with Vítor Pereira’s men by a year but is now looking for more first-team experience with the UAE based outfit.

Speaking about the deal, Emenike said: “Being a Fenerbahçe player is something I will cherish for the rest of my career. Now, I have to move because I need a new challenge in my career and leaving now is the best decision taken,” he told African Football.

“I am using this moment to express my gratitude to the club Fenerbahce and everybody who believes in me in one way or the other. Fenerbahçe is a great club and I wish them all the best in the new season.”

“I am looking forward to new challenge in UAE, as well as to get more playing time under my belt and score many goals. For every striker, it is important to score goals and I am already looking forward to that challenge,” he concluded.