Retired Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike turned down a lucrative move to China in favour of a loan move to England during the January transfer window, reports Sahara Sport.
He joined West Ham on-loan from Turkish giants Fenerbahce before the transfer deadline in England but could have easily been the highest paid African if he moved to China according to a close source to the player.
“The deal in China would have fetched him up to $8million a year, all tax-free.” a close source to Emenike said.
“But he preferred to move on loan to the EPL instead.” he concluded.
Another source has however revealed he could still make the move to China depending on how he fares with his West Ham career. “He could still move to China in the summer. It all depends on how things go in England.” the source stated.