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Fenerbahce wants to dump Emenike for Fulham star



Fenerbahce’s Emmanuel Emenike (left) evades Aurelien Chedjou of Galatasaray’s challenge during a recent Turkish League game.

Super Eagles’ striker, Emmanuel Emenike’s days at Fenerbahce appears to be heading to an end following the Turkish club’s desperate attempts to lure Fulham star, Kostas Mitroglou, to Istanbul.

Mitroglou cost Fulham a club record £12 million when they signed him in January 2014, but after spending the rest of the season mostly on the sidelines as the London club took the Premier League plunge, he was dispatched back to the club from where he came, Olympiacos of Greece.

Olympiakos delighted in watching the on-loan Greek World Cup international score 19 goals in 32 appearances this campaign, but don’t have the cash to buy him back. According to, Mitroglou is also wanted by the Turkish giants, but Fenerbahce want to offload Emenike in part exchange.

Emenike’s relationship with Fenerbahce has gone sour such that the striker recently demanded to be substituted after being booed by his own fans during their 1-0 home win over rivals Besiktas in March.

The striker reacted angrily to catcalls after losing the ball and took his shirt off, storming off the pitch, only be to be talked back on by his coaching staff.

He was replaced at half-time. Emenike, in his second spell at the club, has only scored four goals in 25 Turkish Super League appearances this season.

He joined Fenerbahce in 2011 but was linked to a match-fixing scandal, though later cleared and joined Spartak Moscow before playing a game for the Istanbul club. He then rejoined in 2013 for a reported £10.2 million.

The hefty price came partly as a result of exploits for Nigeria, as the Super Eagles lifted the African Cup of Nations in 2013. He also featured in three out of four games for the Super Eagles at last summer’s World Cup.

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