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Emmanuel Emenike wants move to top Australian ‘A-League’ club

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Former Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Emenike has declared himself the answer to the woes of goal-shy A-League clubs, offering his services should he come to Australia during the January transfer window.

The 31-year-old striker parted company with Greek heavyweights Olympiacos in June and is promising the likes of Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix, Brisbane Roar or even Melbourne City a hat-full of goals if they decide to take a punt on him.

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Emenike is desperate to re-activate his on-field career after recovering from a knee injury which blighted an underwhelming loan spell at Las Palmas.

Valued at $28 million four years ago, he scored in the UEFA Champions League for Olympiacos last season but failed to fire in five league outings.

Engin Durmus, the Sydney-based agent with the mandate to bring the ex-West Ham, Fenerbahce and Spartak Moscow man to Australia, said the striker is confident of “tearing it up” in the A-League.

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“He’s supremely confident and says he’s fit and raring to go again,” said Durmus. “He’s guaranteeing goals.

“He is looking for a new challenge and at 31 clearly has a lot of football left in him.

“Whether we get to see that in Australia I don’t know, but the desire is there and so is the quality.

“His expectation would be to come here and hit the ground running and deliver on those promises.”

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Emenike has bagged 86 goals in 200-odd games in top-flight club football, including a spell in the UAE.

He netted nine in 37 appearances for Nigeria, his last cap coming in 2015.

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