EPL move for Nigerian striker under threat

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A return to the English Premier League is getting increasingly unlikely for Nigerian striker, Emmanuel Emenike as his reported destination in Sunderland looks not interested in his services.

It is understood that Fenerbahce offered Sunderland Emenike and Gregory van der Weil in exchange for Jeremain Lens, but David Moyes is believed to have rejected that offer.


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Reports in Turkey according to Chronicle Live claim Moyes has rebuffed the offer believing Emenike and the other player offered are ‘not up to Premier League standard’.

Instead, the Stadium of Light outfit have told the Turkish giants to pay £8million if they want to make the Dutchman’s deal a permanent one this month.

It’s no surprise that the club would prefer a fee for the Netherlands winger they paid roughly £10million for this month.

Emenike has scored seven times and provided four assists in 20 games for Fenerbahce this season.

The former Nigeria international is behind the pecking order with Robin van Persie and Moussa Sow ahead of him.

If the Sunderland move had pulled through, Emenike will be enjoying a second stint in England having featured for West Ham on loan last season.

The 28-year-old could have linked up with another Nigerian in Victor Anichebe but Moyes have failed to sanction his move.

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