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Emenike Excited by Liverpool Interest

17 Feb 2013

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Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike

Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike has said he is thrilled to be linked with a move to the English Premier League.

Liverpool are reportedly considering a summer swoop for the 2013 AFCON hotshot as they are not sure of holding on to Luiz Suarez who may depart Anfield in the summer, according to the Express.

The Spartak Moscow star, who fired four goals at the AFCON in South Africa to finish as Goal King, has also been linked with Reading and Arsenal in the past.

The striker said he is aware of the interest of EPL teams in him and expressed his desire to play in the Premier League in the near future.

“I am playing in Russia at the moment and I have a contract that I intend to respect. But to be linked with the Premier League is a dream come true. I would love to play there in my career. There are many great clubs there,” Emenike said.

Liverpool are now keeping close tabs on Emenike, ahead of a potential approach in the summer transfer window, the Express reported. However, Liverpool must cough out a 42 million Euros, his buy-out clause at his Russian club if they will land the bullish forward.  He joined Spartak Moscow in July 2011 from Fenerbahce for a fee of €10 million.

The Anfield giants want Emenike as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who is now being courted by several top European clubs including Bayern Munich, Barcelona and PSG for summer switch. Liverpool reportedly sent scouts to watch the Nigeria international in action during the AFCON.

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