- Emenike and Etebo join La Liga strugglers Las Palmas on a six month loan deal
- Both Nigerian players will be hoping to save Las Palmas from relegation this season
- Las Palmas are 19th in the La Liga Santander table on 14 points from 21 points one ahead of Malaga who they face in their next match
Nigerian international Oghenekaro Etebo and former Super Eagles star Emmanuel Emenike have signed short term deals with the La Liga strugglers Las Palmas till the end of the season.
While Etebo joins Las Palmas from Portuguese club CD Feirense, Emenike joins from Greek side Olympiakos on a six-month loan deal.
Both players are now in line to make their debuts on Monday, February 5, for Las Palmas when they host Malaga in a LaLiga Santander relegation clash at the Gran Canaria Stadium.
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Speaking about his move, Etebo told Las Palmas official website: “I’m ready to play, but it all depends on the coach,.
“I did not join the club to be on the bench, but it all depends on the coach.”
The 22-year-old also explained why he opted to join Las Palmas despite interest from Portuguese side, FC Porto and KRC Genk of Belgium.
He said: “When they (Las Palmas) are interested in you, it’s all much easier and a good reasons to move.”
“I can play in several positions and I’m comfortable in those positions, but most importantly I’m here to help the team.
“I do not care if I make my debut next Monday all I want is for my team to get the three points.”
Las Palmas are 19th in the La Liga Santander table on 14 points from 21 points one ahead of Malaga who they face in their next match.
They will be hoping to defeat Malaga who just also completed the signing of Brown Ideye and Isaac Success.
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