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Busy day in Gran Canaria continues as Emmanuel Emenike signs on

Busy day in Gran Canaria continues as Emmanuel Emenike signs on

Las Palmas made their third signing in two days with Nigerian forward Emmanuel Emenike becoming Paco Jemez’s seventh signing of the window.

The Nigerian forward will join countryman Oghenekaro Etebo at the islanders after the midfielder also signed on deadline day.

Emenike will join from Greek side Olympiacos and is expected to arrive on Thursday evening with his medical taking place on Friday before beginning his contract which lasts until the end of the season.

The Nigerian first moved to Europe with Turkish outfit Karabukspor in 2009 making 51 appearances before playing for Spartak Moscow and Fenerbahce with those two clubs where Emmenike had the twilight years of his career. He had short loan spells at Al Ain and West Ham United before joining Olympiacos where he hasn’t featured often enough with Jemez offering him a way back into football with Las Palmas.

The striker also played for Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and earned 37 caps for his country, scoring nine goals between 2011 and 2015.

He will be only the second recognised centre forward at the club alongside Argentine Jonathan Calleri but it remains to be seen whether one player will be favoured over the other or if Paco Jemez will find a way to accommodate both into his starting lineup.

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