By Godwin Aikigbe
Former Nigeria striker, Emmanuel Emenike has penned a letter to Las Palmas and their fans as he reflects on a regretful five-month spell at the relegated La Liga side.
The 32-year-old joined the club in January alongside compatriots Imoh Ezekiel and Oghenekaro Etebo but couldn’t play for the team due to a injury.
He broke his silence with a statement on social media on Saturday, expressing his gratitude to the club and their fans.
He stated: “I choose to break my silence at the end of a sad footballing chapter of my life. It has been a disappointing and heart breaking 5 months. I arrived with hopes to fight for the shirt. Unfortunately the injury sustained while in Spain didn’t give me the chance to demonstrate the fight for the cause.
“During this time; fake stories and rumours have been published. In all honesty this is a diversion of the real failures. I could expand and single people out however this will not help the cause of Las Palmas.
“They know who they are. Pushing the negativity to one side; I want to thank the people of the island. They were always welcoming and looked after me like family. In what has been a tough time; they always smiled and supported. I thank you.
“Their positivity was the comfort of a disastrous time. I Thank you for being my Spanish family. Las palmas is a beautiful place with lovely people. Las palmas will be back. Adios. @udlaspalmasoficial @laliga.”
The 31-year-old who joined from Olympiakos Piraeus had earlier laced boots for Fenerbahçe, West Ham United,Spartak Moskva and Kardemir Karabuspor.