The chances of Nigerian forward Emmanuel Emenike ever making a debut for Spanish side UD Las Palmas continue to dwindle by the day as the striker is likely to require a surgery on his bothersome knee
The self-retired Super Eagles striker signed for the modest Spanish outfit on loan from Olympiakos in January but has been unable to play due to a recurring knee Injury which has kept him out of action since October last year
Emenike has been termed one of the worst signings in the history of UD Las Palmas with reports even suggesting the club were considering sending him back to parent club angry they had been loaned an unfit player.
UD Las Palmas coach Paco Jémez has confirmed that the Nigerian is unavailable for the team and that he does not think he can count on him this season.
The year old had been working to get in shape and overcome the discomfort but even after weeks of hard work, finally Emenike has had to quit the sessions unable to stay at pace with the team
A visibly upset Paco Jémez was categorical on Saturday in the press room and asked not to be asked about the Nigerian, because “neither was, nor is, nor is expected.” According to the UD Las Palmas website
In addition, the coach confirmed that he had a chat with the forward and confirmed that his knee was not to compete. “If they want medical information, that’s what the medical services are for, and if they want one of the signing for that is the Sports Department,” he said
Also a report in Las Palmas Media Canarias7 revealed that Emenike’s knee issues are a chronic one that must be treated surgically, which would lead him to be out of action for more than six months.
The publication also suggested that Nigerian striker and his agents would be considering leaving the club
It now seems practically impossible for the player to ever don the Yellow Jersey of Las Palmas and would signal an end to one of the most bizarre transfers in recent times in the gran canarian